Cambridge Colloquium on Complexity and Social
The era of globalization is the era of connectedness.
This reality represents an increasingly troubling challenge to traditional
theories and models of social systems, which assume the independence
of individuals from their broader social milieu. Going beyond such
a conventional focus, concepts such as "knowledge management",
"networked organizations", "social capital",
all reflect attempts to cope with the growing complexity of social
The objective of this colloquium series, supported
by the National
Center for Digital Government (NCDG) and the The
Institute for Quantitative Social Science (former CBRSS), is
to serve as a forum for two somewhat diffuse intellectual communities
that have developed tools to study connectedness, loosely gathered
around the concepts of complex systems and social networks respectively.
Complex systems analysts have developed a set of computational and
conceptual tools to trace micro-macro linkages based on varying
assumptions of dynamic and spatial interaction. Social network theorists,
for their part, have developed a wide array of (largely empirical)
approaches to study the connectedness of social actors.
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