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Title: Reinterpreting social processes: How system theory can help to understand organizations and the example of Indonesia's decentralization
Authors: Duek, A. 
Brodjonegoro, B.
Rusli, R.
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Duek, A.,Brodjonegoro, B.,Rusli, R. (2010). Reinterpreting social processes: How system theory can help to understand organizations and the example of Indonesia's decentralization. Emergence: Complexity and Organization 12 (4) : 30-56. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The complexity of social systems is characterized by the possible occurrence of simultaneous or sequential processes of structural change. This paper is focused on certain types of structural change: (i) those produced by assembly and disassembly and (ii) those resulting from decisional and/ or behavioral processes, including both bottom-up and top-down processes. These general concepts from system theory are applied to the case of Indonesia's decentralization. The well-known story of Indonesia's remarkable transition to a democratic society and decentralized nation is presented here in an alternative manner that has allowed us to identify types of structural changes in empirical events. Ultimately, this analysis offers a better explanation of the intrinsic complexity of any social organization and demonstrates an approach to similar problems.
Source Title: Emergence: Complexity and Organization
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124922
ISSN: 15213250
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