Control and Social Order

Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


In this chapter, the concept of control is introduced from two perspectives: (1) a cybernetic viewpoint based on Ashby’s Law of Requisite Variety, (2) a broader organization theory viewpoint. This is followed by a critical view of it, in terms of social contradictions and conflicts that are essentially rooted in the problem of social order within and between societies and other distinct social groups.


Social Order Control Objective Social Reality Human System Payoff Matrix 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1996

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