Social Crises: Signatures of Complexity in a Fast-Growing Economy

Juan Pablo Cárdenas, Gerardo Vidal, Carolina Urbina, Gastón Olivares, Pablo Rodrigo, Miguel Fuentes

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Social systems are always exposed to critical processes in which their organization, or part of it, is questioned by the society that demands solutions through different critical saliences. The traditional approach to such social crises has mainly focused on their anticipation and management, implying that the focus is on trying to deal with crises once they occur, rather than delving in their essential characteristics that seemingly depend on the adaptive nature of the system and the increase in its internal complexity. To address this issue, we propose a dual approach that utilizes both qualitative (documentary analysis) and quantitative methods (online social network analysis) in order to delve into the relationship between the complexity of the social system, its adaptation, and critical episodes. Our analysis shows how an explosive economic growth affects a social system, increasing its complexity. This complexity produces different demands from the system itself. These demands manifest signatures of complexity such as a heterogeneous and rich social structure, which emerges during moments when the society acts strongly.

Idioma originalEnglish
Número de artículo9343451
PublicaciónComplexity
Volumen2018
DOI
EstadoPublished - 24 abr 2018

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Social systems
Online social networks
Anticipation
Economic growth
Social structure
Qualitative analysis
Social network analysis
Quantitative methods

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Cárdenas, J. P., Vidal, G., Urbina, C., Olivares, G., Rodrigo, P., & Fuentes, M. (2018). Social Crises: Signatures of Complexity in a Fast-Growing Economy. Complexity, 2018, [9343451]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9343451
Cárdenas, Juan Pablo ; Vidal, Gerardo ; Urbina, Carolina ; Olivares, Gastón ; Rodrigo, Pablo ; Fuentes, Miguel. / Social Crises : Signatures of Complexity in a Fast-Growing Economy. En: Complexity. 2018 ; Vol. 2018.
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Cárdenas, JP, Vidal, G, Urbina, C, Olivares, G, Rodrigo, P & Fuentes, M 2018, 'Social Crises: Signatures of Complexity in a Fast-Growing Economy', Complexity, vol. 2018, 9343451. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9343451

Social Crises : Signatures of Complexity in a Fast-Growing Economy. / Cárdenas, Juan Pablo; Vidal, Gerardo; Urbina, Carolina; Olivares, Gastón; Rodrigo, Pablo; Fuentes, Miguel.

En: Complexity, Vol. 2018, 9343451, 24.04.2018.

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Cárdenas JP, Vidal G, Urbina C, Olivares G, Rodrigo P, Fuentes M. Social Crises: Signatures of Complexity in a Fast-Growing Economy. Complexity. 2018 abr 24;2018. 9343451. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9343451