Control and Social Order
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.
KeywordsSocial Order Control Objective Social Reality Human System Payoff Matrix
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