Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience in system and control theories, Sociology, Politicians, and Human Nature presents a structural approach to macrosociological systems that describes pre cisely the dynamics of societal systems. The author provides an innovative presentation of the theoretical aspects of societal systems dynamics. This book enriches readers knowledge about human societies, their development and moving forces, and it enables readers to filter and better understand social media information.
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- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2021. XVI, 306 pp., 1 b/w ill.
- About the author
- About the book
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- 1 System Approach to Macrosociology
- Specifics of Sociological Models
- Basic Structural Components of Social Systems
- Interpretation of the Well-Being Criterion
- Organized Religion and Societal Structure
- 2 Lessons of History
- Hunting and Gathering Society
- Pastoral Societies
- Horticultural Societies
- Agricultural Societies
- Industrial Societies
- Post-Industrial Societies
- 3 Societal Dynamics and Ideology
- Basic Role of Government and Dynamics of the Administrative Unit
- Dynamics of Ideology
- How to Evaluate Societal Progress
- 4 Pyramidal Societal Structures
- Formation of Pyramidal Societal Structures
- Reasons of Evolution of the Pyramidal Societal Structures
- Reasons of Unsuccessful Premature Transformations
- Formation and Destruction of Pseudo Democratic Societal Structures
- Modernized Autocratic Structures
- 5 Democratic Societal Structures
- Capitalist Societal Structure
- Socialism vs Capitalism
- Mixed Democratic Societal Structures
- 6 Globalization and Politics
- Economic Globalization
- Political Globalization
- Cultural Globalization
- Nationalism and Globalism
- Global Labor Organizations
- 7 Human Nature and Politics
- Trade as a Political Tool
- Media as a Political Tool
- Social Control
- 8 Urgent Social Problems
- 9 Difficulties to Keep Being the World’s Superpower
- About the Author
6 Globalization and Politics
“Globalization has made national boundaries more porous but not irrelevant. Nor does globalization mean the creation of a universal community.”
—Joseph S. Nye Jr.
As it follows from Theorem 5.1, democracy is a fertile soil for progress and prosperity. Starting from 1970s, the developed democratic countries created and widely used computer and communication technologies that changed not only production processes but also the way people lived and communicated. Computerized devices simplified housework; people became able to spend more time on education and entertaining. A higher level of education became a must to succeed. The information technology and Internet turned into an open book to get information in any field and about the world. Exchange of information from various parts of the world takes only minutes. Information, processed and analyzed data, became a special type of product offered by the related companies. Services that were a distinctive mark of the post-Industrial Revolution acquired the new ←157 | 158→branch dealing with processing data for storage and retrieval. The so-called informatics, the science of computer information systems, allowed scientists to operate with a huge amount of information, analyze it and obtain new important results in synthetic biology (living cells designed for specific purposes), photonics (to transfer data much faster than ever before), cybersecurity (to protect against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data), etc. The speed of changes in many aspects of human life for the last 50 years exceeds significantly the changes during the Industrial Revolution. This...
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