Call for papers to the Luhmann Conference 2022 on “Scientific communication. Observed with social system theory” Venue: Inter-University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia Address: Don Frana Bulicá 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Dates: 13-16 September 2022 Theme Science is a dynamic social system. New scientific topics and fields emerge from the system’s continuous observations of society, its environment, and science […]Read more "CFP | Luhmann Conference 2022 | Scientific communication. Observed with social system theory"
Abstract: This study aims to highlight the critical role case fatality rates (CFR) have played in the emergence and the management of particularly the early phases of the current coronavirus crisis. The study presents a contrastive map of CFR for the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and influenza (H1N1 and H2N2). The mapped data shows that current CFR of SARS-CoV-2 are considerably […]Read more "Release | COVID-19. Scenarios of a superfluous crisis"
Roth S. (2019) Digital transformation of social theory. A research update, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 146 No. September, pp. 88-93 [SSCI 5.846, Scopus, CNRS***, FNEGE***, ABS***, VHB***]. Article available for download here. Abstract: This article outlines the basic design of digitally transformed social theory. We show that any digital world is created by […]Read more "Release | Digital transformation of social theory. A research update"
Roth S. (2019), The open theory and its enemy: Implicit moralisation as epistemological obstacle for general systems theory, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 36 No. 3, 281-288 [SSCI 1.052, Scopus, CABS**]. Online first version of the article available for download here. Abstract: Ludwig von Bertalanffy decisively shaped open systems theory as challenge and alternative to […]Read more "Release | The open theory and its enemy"
Shifting Spheres Call for Papers to a special issue of Kybernetes [Clarivate Impact Factor: 1.381] Guest Editors: Markus Heidingsfelder, Xiamen University, Malaysia* Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, PR of China Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia *Corresponding guest editor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Focus: The concept of publicity as a […]Read more "CFP | Kybernetes | Shifting spheres"
Political communication: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory Time: 29-31 May 2019 Place: International University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia Conference organizers: Klaus Brønd Laursen and Gorm Harste, Aarhus University, Denmark; Gina Atzeni, LMU Munich, Germany; Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia; Markus Heidingsfelder, Habib University Karachi, Pakistan. Final programme available for […]Read more "Call | Political communication: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory"
Call for papers to a special issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change [SSCI 3.226, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS***, VHB***]. “This is basically what I want to spend my life working on yet pretty much everything in this CfP irritates me” Mark Carrigan, Digital Sociologist, Social Media Consultant, and Digital Fellow at The Sociological Review “It sounds like […]Read more "CFP | Digital transformation of social theory"
Roth S. (2017), Parsons, Luhmann, Spencer Brown. NOR design for double contingency tables, Kybernetes, Vol. 46 No. 8, pp. 1469-1482 [SCI .881, Scopus, ABS*]. Final version available for download here (or at emeraldinsight.com). Purpose: Cross tables are omnipresent in management, academia and popular culture. The Matrix has us, despite all criticism, opposition and desire for a way out. […]Read more "Parsons, Luhmann, Spencer Brown. NOR design for double contingency tables"
Modern societies are usually defined as relatively unreligious, dominated by money and power rather than religious beliefs. But why are we so sure that secularisation and the dominance of politics and economy are in the DNA of modern societies? We turned these and similar assumptions into big data research questions and found that, despite all contradicting […]Read more "Power not money is the new religion. Big data @The Conversation"