Creating Social Systems

  • Gary S. MetcalfEmail author
Part of the Translational Systems Sciences book series (TSS, volume 1)


Increasingly, the concept of design is being applied to organizations, cities, and social systems of many kinds. There is still no clear foundation, however, on which such designs would be based. This chapter explores current global dilemmas for which design approaches could be appropriate, and describes possible first principles on which human social systems might build.


Design Governance Nation-building Plato Social systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Federation for Systems ResearchAshlandUSA

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