International Journal of Finance, Insurance and Risk Management ISSN: 2047-0916

Chaos Theory in Politics - A Book Review

Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira
International Journal of Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Volume 5, Issue 1, 866, 2015
DOI: 10.35808/ijfirm/119

Abstract:

The objective of this work is the book “Chaos Theory in Politics”, 978-94-017-8690-4, from Springer Series “Understanding Complex Systems” review: Banerjee, Santo, Sule Ercetin, Sefika, Tekin, Ali, Editors of this book present its three main achievements as: 1. Examines current phenomena such as the ArabSpring and how complexity relates political forecasting using principles of chaos theory. 2. Provides mathematical models as applied to political and economical concerns. 3. Incorporates applications of fractals in political science. It is composed of four parts: Part I Politics, Uncertainty and Peace Intelligence. Part II Politics, Complex Systems, Basin of Attractions. Part III Leadership, Political Science, Chaos and National Security Part IV Sex Complexity and Politics in Literature. The authors are: Part I: Politics, Uncertainty and Peace Intelligence. - Organized and Disorganized Chaos a New Dynamics in Peace Intelligence; Ş. Ş. Erçetin et al. - Uncertainty and Fuzzy Decisions; I. Özkan, I. B. Türkşen. - Understanding Arab Spring with Chaos Theory: Uprising or Revolution; Ş.N. Açıkalın, C.A. Bölücek. - Part II: Politics, Complex Systems, Basin of Attractions; Economic Decision Making: Application of the Theory of Complex Systems; R. Kitt. - Basins of Attraction for Generative Justice; R. Eglash, C. Garvey. - Chaos in World Politics: A Reflection; M. A. Martins Ferreira et al. - Large Spatial and Temporal Separation of Cause and Effect in Policy Making – Dealing with Non-Linear Effects; J. McCaskill. - Part III: Leadership, Political Science, Chaos and National Security. - Chaos and Political Science: How Floods and Butter have proved to be relevant to move tables closer; J. P. Plaza i Font. - Working towards the Fuhrer: A Chaotic View; U. Cakar. - New Communitarianism Movements and Complex Utopia; K. Gediz Akdeniz. - Counter-Intelligence as a Chaotic Phenomenon and its Importance in National Security; G. Kuloğlu et al. - Part IV: Sex Complexity and Politics in Literature. - Sex Complexity and Politics in Black Dogs; I. McEwan et al. The keywords and the related subjects presented below, also supplied by the Editors, complete the understanding about the subjects approached in this book and also on the research methodologies employed. The whole book is written in very correct, even stylist, and accessible English. It is rigorous and impartial. The contributors have a great expertise on this field.


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