Release | An Updated Google Ngram View of Trends in Functional Differentiation (1800-2000)

Abstract: Using the updated Google Book corpus dataset generated in July 2012, we analyze the largest available corpus of digitalized books to review social macro trends such as the secularization, politicization, economization, and mediatization of society. These familiar trend statements are tested through a comparative analysis of word frequency time-series plots for the English, French, […]

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Release | Ten systems. Toward a canon of function systems

Roth, S. and Schütz, A. (2015), Ten systems. Toward a canon of function systems, Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 11-31. Article available for download here. Abstract: There is no description of modernity without functional differentiation. The distinction of function systems such as economy, science, art, or religion, is a key to modernity. Modern science, […]

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CFP | Next Management Theory track @EURAM 2016 in Paris

Call for Papers to the T 14_01 Next Management Theory track at the EURAM Annual Conference in Paris, June 1-4, 2016 Next Management Theory track invites contributions to the fields of management and organization theory. We welcome papers that address the general significance of theorizing or reappraise classical key concepts and their adequacy to the post-millenium […]

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Release | Capitalism is boring. Here are 3628800 alternatives

Roth, S. (2015), Free economy! On 3628800 alternatives of and to capitalism, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol 27 No. 2, 107-128 [ABS, AERES]. Article available for download here. Abstract: Even the sharpest problem focus cannot help but sharpen the problem. Thus, the key to our understanding of alternatives to capitalism and alternative forms of capitalism is not […]

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