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Complexity Sciences

Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Social Action

Editor(s): Manuel Lisboa, Dalila Cerejo
Contributors: Bernard Scott, Margarita Maass, Leandro Aramburu, Santiago Boira, Ana Ferreira, Manuel Lisboa, María Del Castillo,

Book Description

Recent world events have forced us to develop new scientific approaches to address social dynamics currently on the verge of rupture. Social problems and drastic changes like the refugee crisis, Brexit, the recent global economic crisis, social uprisings, forced governmental collapses, and increasing inequalities have alerted social scientists to new forms of individual and collective interactions. Researchers are now struggling to develop innovative methodologies to address the current complexity of the social world. Sociocybernetics embraces this challenge by addressing the complexity of social phenomena and processes through the integration of micro-, meso- and macro-levels of analysis. Focusing on a variety of social scenarios, this book addresses the interaction between multiple systems, using theoretical and methodological sociocybernetic approaches.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0901-6
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0901-X
Date of Publication: 01/06/2018
Pages / Size: 203 / A5
Price: £61.99


Manuel Lisboa is Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, where he is also Coordinator of the Master’s programs in Sociology and Studies on Women at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas. His academic interests are research methodologies, sociology of emotions, gender studies, and sociology of organizations. He is Director of the Portuguese National Observatory of Violence and Gender, and has authored over one hundred publications on gender-based violence and domestic violence, including Methodologies of Sociological Investigation, Female Genital Mutilation and Society and Violence.

Dalila Cerejo has a PhD in Sociology and is an integrated researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, where she is also an Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences. She is currently developing her postdoctoral research, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, on domestic violence perpetrators and their victims. She is the author of several book chapters on the development of innovative methodologies that deconstruct the emotional context in perpetrators that potentiate aggression.