Neurophenomenology of Social Tension: A Theoretical Framework for Modelling Prospective Scenarios

Chilean Presidential Election Case 1969–1992
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 15)


Globalization and its emerging reality show the natural world collapsing and the social world being fractured and in turmoil. In this growing complexity, it is essential to advance in the research and study of human organizations, as adaptive, complex systems.

In order that human organizations should be able to engage the challenge of Complexity, it is important they be alerted and realize when disturbances occur. As social entities are self-disturbing systems, they require homeostatic mechanisms to restore their internal stability and balance in the changing scenarios. However, in certain circumstances, the self-regulating mechanisms may not be capable of effectively adapting the organization and the disturbances may get out of hand. This is the situation in which a systemic view and information is crucial for timely decision making through leadership and transformation.

This paper is an exploratory study carried out applying the Systemic Management Model – MOSIG, which shows the social phenomena and related dynamics which register the political parties and movements in the Chilean historiography in a social destabilizing process and critical collapse, generating the breakdown of the democratic institutions.

This research is a contribution, as it shows the elements which, in the anatomy of every crisis in its development phase, from the systemic view, in its growth phase, due to its destabilization and in its critical phase with its evolution or collapse. The findings in the behavioural patterns in the dynamic cycle, both external (scenario macro variables) and internal (management micro variables), allow the early detection of the social pathologies, their tracking and control for decision making within the management of time, according to pressure, urgency for conflict resolution.

The observation of social stability and the anthropological factors of organizational coupling as a self-disturbing system, gives rise to the neurophenomenology of social tension. Human subjectivity and consciousness are reinterpreted according to the dynamic and relational coordinates of live experience.


Complex Adapting Systems (CAS) Dynamical systems analysis Phenomenological invariants Systemic Management Model (MOSIG) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Escuela de Ingeniería ComercialUniversidad de ValparaísoValparaísoChile
  2. 2.Escuela de Ingeniería Civil BiomédicaUniversidad de ValparaísoValparaísoChile
  3. 3.MOSIG Consulting GroupSantiagoChile

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