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Societal Models

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

Abstract

We have seen how reasoning in individuals operates through realistic or idealistic judgments about society – what is and what ought to be in society. This reasoning occurs in individuals and also within groups. In individuals, reasoning is focused by ideas. Within groups, reasoning is focused by ideology. Ideologies provide a shared view of how a world should be – normative view. But how a world really works is different – an empirical view. In social science, an empirical description of a society is called a “societal model.” We next look at how ideology and societal models interact. For this, we review the history of Joseph Stalin’s rule of the Soviet Union, after Stalin succeeded Lenin.

Keywords

Communist Party Topological Graph Collective Farm Command Economy Societal System 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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