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Decoding Complexity

Part of the series Springer Theses pp 1-21

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Introduction

  • James B. GlattfelderAffiliated withOlsen Ltd., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Email author 

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Abstract

It sounds paradoxical, but today it appears that we understand more about the universe than our society. We have created systems, that have outgrown our capacity to genuinely understand and control them. In order to try and provide a contribution to the understanding of socio-economic systems, this thesis aims at answering the following questions