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Unformatted text preview: “Under modern conditions, as a consequence of functional differentiation, only one societal system can exist. It’s communication network spreads across the globe. It integrates all world horizons as horizons of one communicative system” (Luhmann 178) **What are benefits and risks of the world as a total system? **To what extent does “global communication” overcome specialized codes? Hyper Complexity-All planning processes get caught up within the system-Hyper-complexity: a system contains within itself a description of its own complexity Evolution: not planned, accidental-Hyper-complexity speeds up systemic evolution...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 314 taught by Professor Mische during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '07
- Social Theory