VOLUME 7 NUMBER 1 (January to June 2014)

Phil. Sci. Lett. 2014 7 (1) 146-154
available online: May 10, 2014

*Corresponding author
Email Address: nspoblador@yahoo.com
Received: March 5, 2014
Published: May 10, 2014


COMMENTARY

Finding a common framework for the analysis of social and institutional change: A retrospective and an exploration

Niceto S. Poblador*

School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman

This essay describes a potentially useful framework for analyzing social and institutional change. It draws heavily on insights from evolutionary and complexity theories, and employs explanatory models that are based on the mathematical analysis of complex dynamical systems. The proposed framework goes beyond the boundaries of the traditional social sciences, and therefore has the distinct advantage of enabling us to look at social and institutional change from a much wider theoretical perspective.

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