An Overview of Sociopolitical Ecology

  • Frederick L. Bates
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


This book was written to present a theoretical and conceptual apparatus that supplies a basis for integrating selected aspects of the biological and social sciences. In particular, its objective is to develop a theoretical approach through which the relationships among human systems and between them and their nonhuman environments may be interpreted and understood using a known and well-defined viewpoint. In a broader sense, it was written with the hope of founding a new school of thought concerning the relevance of the various social sciences to general ecology and of biological ecology to the social sciences.


Concept System Human System Negative Entropy Theoretical System Conceptual Apparatus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick L. Bates
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  1. 1.The University of GeorgiaAthensGeorgia

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