Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105655
Title:
The Communication Turn in the Theory of Social Systems
Author:
Leydesdorff, Loet
Citation:
The Communication Turn in the Theory of Social Systems 2002, 19:129-136 Systems Research and Behavioral Science
Journal:
Systems Research and Behavioral Science
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105655
Submitted date:
2002-08-06
Abstract:
The theory of social systems has been contested as a part of sociology. Social order can be expected to emerge as an expectation that is communicated. A communication can be provided with meaning and meaning may evolve into codified meaning. The social system can thus be considered as developing in layers of communication among reflexive actors. At the interfaces between systems theory, communication theory, and evolution theory puzzles emerge which can also be formulated as analytical and empirical questions. The mathematical theory of communication can be used for the clarification of the relations among these different perspectives, since a message is expected to contain an information.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Sociology

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dc.contributor.authorLeydesdorff, Loeten_US
dc.date.accessioned2002-08-06T00:00:01Z-
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dc.date.submitted2002-08-06en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Communication Turn in the Theory of Social Systems 2002, 19:129-136 Systems Research and Behavioral Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105655-
dc.description.abstractThe theory of social systems has been contested as a part of sociology. Social order can be expected to emerge as an expectation that is communicated. A communication can be provided with meaning and meaning may evolve into codified meaning. The social system can thus be considered as developing in layers of communication among reflexive actors. At the interfaces between systems theory, communication theory, and evolution theory puzzles emerge which can also be formulated as analytical and empirical questions. The mathematical theory of communication can be used for the clarification of the relations among these different perspectives, since a message is expected to contain an information.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.titleThe Communication Turn in the Theory of Social Systemsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalSystems Research and Behavioral Scienceen_US
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