Civilization and Society

  • Frederick Betz
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM, volume 11)


We have developed a societal perceptual space theory for analyzing a natural history of society. Can we apply this theory to contemporary problems of societal control? Failure of proper control in the systems of a society is an important issue. We have seen how poor economic performance or the break-down of military/economic ­systems has created political chaos in societies – during which tyrants have taken ­control. Let us next look at the challenges of proper control in the complexity of modern societal systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering and Technology ManagementPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

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