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Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences

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The concept of “chaos”, and chaos theory, though it is a field of study specifically in the field of mathematics with applications in physics, engineering, economics, management, and education, has also recently taken root in the social sciences. As a method of analyzing the way in which the digital age has connected society more than ever, chaos and complexity theory serves as a tactic to tie world events and cope with the information overload that is associated with heightened social connectivity. The Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences explores the theories of chaos and complexity as applied to a variety of disciplines including political science, organizational and management science, economics, and education. Presenting diverse research-based perspectives on mathematical patterns in the world system, this publication is an essential reference source for scholars, researchers, mathematicians, social theorists, and graduate-level students in a variety of disciplines.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. Chapter 1: Is President Erdoğan Really a Dictator?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FUTURE TRENDS
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 2: Complex Systems Theories and Eclectic Approach in Analysing and Theorising the Contemporary International Security Complex
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FINAL REMARKS
    4. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 3: The European Union as a Chaotic System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. FUTURE TRENDS
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
  12. Chapter 4: The Role of OIC in the Social Policies of Its Members
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. REFERENCES
    5. ADDITIONAL READING
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 5: Conflict Plagued East Africa Region and its Global Impact
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SECURITY AND REALISM
    4. SECURITY AND LIBERALISM
    5. SECURITY AND CONSTRUCTIVISM
    6. DYNAMISM BEHIND THE REGIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES
    7. INTRASTATE
    8. SUDAN
    9. SOUTH SUDAN
    10. ETHIOPIA
    11. ERITREA
    12. SOMALIA
    13. REGIONAL
    14. GLOBAL
    15. PIRACY ON SEA
    16. TERRORISM
    17. CONCLUSION
    18. FUTURE TRENDS
    19. REFERENCES
    20. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    21. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 6: Bioterrorism, Bio Crimes and Politics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. FUTURE TRENDS
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 7: Application of Complexity Theory in Representation of the City
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FROM THE ANALYTIC METHOD TO THE SYSTEMIC APPROACH
    4. IDENTIFYING A COMPLEX SYSTEM
    5. A CITY IS A COMPLEX SYSTEM
    6. COMPLEXITY IN THE REPRESENTATION OF A CITY
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 8: Social Work and Its Complexity in Aotearoa New Zealand
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE DOMINANCE OF SOCIAL WORK THEORIES AND PRACTICES GROUNDED FROM EURO CENTRED BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE
    4. WHY THE NEED TO ‘INDIGENIZE’ THE SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND
    5. AN INDIGENOUS INTERSECTIONAL FRAME WORK
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  17. Chapter 9: Foreign Aid to Africa
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FOREIGN AID
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYSIS
    6. METHODOLOGY
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. FUTURE TRENDS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 10: Different Sides of a Reality
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. FUTURE TRENDS
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 11: Organizational Intelligence Scale for Business Organizations in Chaotic Situations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: CONCEPTS OF ORGANIZATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 12: Chaos and Complexity Approach in Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY APPROACH AS A NEW SCIENTIFIC APPROACH
    4. WIDELY KNOWN PRINCIPLES OF CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY THEORY
    5. CRITICISM OF CHAOS THEORY
    6. USE OF CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY APPROACH
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 13: Enneagram through Chaos Theory
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FUTURE TRENDS
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 14: Lead-Entropy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FUTURE TRENDS
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 15: Understanding Entrepreneurship through Chaos and Complexity Perspectives
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AN EMERGING FIELD OF RESEARCH
    4. CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY SCIENCES AND ITS KEY CONCEPTS
    5. CONTRIBUTION OF CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY SCIENCES TO THE FIELD OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    6. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 16: Five Insights for Change Managers in Second-Order Change. Organizations as Complex Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMPLEXITY AND COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS
    4. AMBIGUITY AS A SOURCE OF ORGANIZING
    5. FIVE INSIGHTS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 17: Evaluating HRM Functions within the Context of Chaos and Complexity Theory
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHAOS THEORY AND COMPLEXITY
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 18: Utilizing Complexity Theory and Complex Adaptive Systems in Global Business
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
    4. UTILIZING COMPLEXITY THEORY AND COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS IN GLOBAL BUSINESS
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  27. Chapter 19: Leader-Member Exchange and Transformational Leadership in Chaos and Complexity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EXPLORING CHAOS THEORY
    4. UNDERSTANDING COMPLEXITY THEORY
    5. LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE
    6. TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHİP
    7. LMX AND TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  28. Chapter 20: Lorenz Curve, Gini Coefficient and the Income Inequality in Turkey in the Last 13 Years
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INCOME DISTRIBUTION AND ECONOMIC INEQUALITY
    4. CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTIONS
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  29. Chapter 21: Relationship among Influencing Factors of Tourism Infrastructure
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. RESULTS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  30. Chapter 22: A Review of Turkey's Economic Progress in Sub-Saharan Africa
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMPLEXITY IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
    4. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND BETWEEN TURKEY AND AFRICA
    5. JOURNEY TO TRADE RELATIONS
    6. AFRICA-TURKEY PARTNERSHIP
    7. TURKEY-AFRICA TRADE POLICY
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH
    10. RECOMMENDATIONS
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  31. Chapter 23: Comparing Foreign Workers' Rights in Uganda and Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RIGHTS OF A FOREIGN WORKER
    4. THE LIMITATION OF THE RIGHT OF FOREIGNERS TO WORK
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  32. Chapter 24: Emerging Market Sovereign Debts as a Means for Profit Maximization and Portfolio Diversification
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. ENDNOTES
  33. Chapter 25: The Viability of Establishing Capital Market in Developing Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STOCK MARKETS IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES
    4. PROMOTING STOCK EXCHANGE IN ETHIOPIA
    5. THE FEASIBILITY OF ORGANIZING STOCK MARKET IN ETHIOPIA
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. SOLUTION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  34. Chapter 26: Social Media and Perception Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. ADDITIONAL READING
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  35. Chapter 27: Complexity of Breastfeeding on Child/Maternal Health and Counseling Intervention
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
    3. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  36. Chapter 28: The Portrayal of Masculinities in a Kiswahili Novel
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. FUTURE TRENDS
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
  37. Compilation of References
  38. About the Contributors