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The Social Bond

How the interaction between individuals drives the evolution of society


  • Addresses readers interested in social complexity

  • Analyses various models of social interaction

  • Presents several mathematical models which yield a better understanding of the underlying processes


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Erik W. Aslaksen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Erik W. Aslaksen
    Pages 7-35
  4. Erik W. Aslaksen
    Pages 69-107
  5. Erik W. Aslaksen
    Pages 109-145
  6. Erik W. Aslaksen
    Pages 147-182
  7. Erik W. Aslaksen
    Pages E1-E1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-235

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0  license.

This authored monograph analyses the determining factors of societal evolution: the interaction between individuals and the resulting relationship, which the author calls the "Social Bond". The book aims at providing a better understanding of social dynamics and social interaction, and the author develops two models which provide interesting new insights. The target audience primarily comprises academics working in the field of social complexity and related fields, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students alike.


Social environment Interaction and adaptive action Propagation and diffusion Fluctuations and stability Social emergence Social interaction models Open Access

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Gumbooya Pty LtdAllambie HeightsAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Social Bond
  • Book Subtitle How the interaction between individuals drives the evolution of society
  • Authors Erik W. Aslaksen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Internal Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-68740-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88649-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-68741-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 235
  • Number of Illustrations 50 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Complexity
    Sociology, general
    Complex Systems
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