A Sociological Theory of Communication The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-Based Society, pp. 1-25

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Title:
A Sociological Theory of Communication The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-Based Society, pp. 1-25
Author:
Leydesdorff, Loet
Citation:
A Sociological Theory of Communication The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-Based Society, pp. 1-25 2003, In: Ibid.
Publisher:
Universal Publishers, Parkland, Florida
Journal:
In: Ibid.
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105836
Submitted date:
2006-03-21
Abstract:
Networks of communication evolve in terms of reflexive exchanges. The codification of these reflections in language, that is, at the social level, can be considered as the operating system of society. Under sociologically specifiable conditions, the discursive reconstructions can be expected to make the systems under reflection increasingly knowledge-intensive. This sociological theory of communication is founded in a tradition that includes Giddens' (1979) structuration theory, Habermas' (1981) theory of communicative action, and Luhmann's (1984) proposal to consider social systems as self-organizing. The study also elaborates on Shannon's (1948) mathematical theory of communication for the formalization and operationalization of the non-linear dynamics. The development of scientific communications can be studied using citation analysis. The exchange media at the interfaces of knowledge production provide us with the evolutionary model of a Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations. The construction of the European Information Society can then be analyzed in terms of interacting networks of communication. The issues of sustainable development and the expectation of social change are discussed in relation to the possibility of a general theory of communication.
Type:
Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
Sociology; Social Informatics; Social Epistemology; Science Technology Studies
Local subject classification:
communication; probabilistic entropy; self-organization; Luhmann; sociology; systems theory

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dc.contributor.authorLeydesdorff, Loeten_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-21T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:35:16Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-03-21en_US
dc.identifier.citationA Sociological Theory of Communication The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-Based Society, pp. 1-25 2003, In: Ibid.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105836-
dc.description.abstractNetworks of communication evolve in terms of reflexive exchanges. The codification of these reflections in language, that is, at the social level, can be considered as the operating system of society. Under sociologically specifiable conditions, the discursive reconstructions can be expected to make the systems under reflection increasingly knowledge-intensive. This sociological theory of communication is founded in a tradition that includes Giddens' (1979) structuration theory, Habermas' (1981) theory of communicative action, and Luhmann's (1984) proposal to consider social systems as self-organizing. The study also elaborates on Shannon's (1948) mathematical theory of communication for the formalization and operationalization of the non-linear dynamics. The development of scientific communications can be studied using citation analysis. The exchange media at the interfaces of knowledge production provide us with the evolutionary model of a Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations. The construction of the European Information Society can then be analyzed in terms of interacting networks of communication. The issues of sustainable development and the expectation of social change are discussed in relation to the possibility of a general theory of communication.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversal Publishers, Parkland, Floridaen_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectSocial Informaticsen_US
dc.subjectSocial Epistemologyen_US
dc.subjectScience Technology Studiesen_US
dc.subject.othercommunicationen_US
dc.subject.otherprobabilistic entropyen_US
dc.subject.otherself-organizationen_US
dc.subject.otherLuhmannen_US
dc.subject.othersociologyen_US
dc.subject.othersystems theoryen_US
dc.titleA Sociological Theory of Communication The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-Based Society, pp. 1-25en_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.journalIn: Ibid.en_US
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