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.
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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
About the Author
Rafael Yanushevsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He received the B.S. in mathematics and M.S. degree (with honors) in electro-mechanical engineering from the Kiev University and the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, respectively, and the PhD degree in optimization of multivariable systems in 1968 from the Institute of Control Sciences of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
He worked at the Institute of Control Sciences of the USSR Academy of Sciences. His research interests were in optimal theory and its applications: optimal control of differential-difference systems, signal processing, game theory and operations research. He had published over 40 papers in these areas and two books Theory of linear optimal multivariable control systems and Control systems with time-lag. He was an editor of 14 books of the publishing house “Nauka.” After immigrating in the United States, in December 1987, he started teaching at the University of Maryland, first in the Department of Electrical Engineering, then in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and at the University of the District of Columbia in the Department of Mathematics. Since 1999 he has been involved in projects related to the aerospace industry. In 2002 he received Letter of Appreciation from the Department of the Navy, the Navy Area Theater Ballistic Missile Program. He wrote the books ←287 | 288→Modern Missile Guidance, Taylor & Francis, 2007 (Extended Second Edition, 2018), which was translated in Europe and China, and Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Taylor & Francis, 2011. The author was invited to teach the short...
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