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dc.titleReinterpreting social processes: How system theory can help to understand organizations and the example of Indonesia's decentralization
dc.contributor.authorDuek, A.
dc.contributor.authorBrodjonegoro, B.
dc.contributor.authorRusli, R.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-02T04:37:33Z
dc.date.available2016-06-02T04:37:33Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationDuek, 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.
dc.identifier.issn15213250
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124922
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentLEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
dc.description.sourcetitleEmergence: Complexity and Organization
dc.description.volume12
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page30-56
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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