Category Archives: Social organization

Handbook of Mutual, Co-Operative, and Co-Owned Business

The Oxford Handbook of Mutuals and Co-Owned Business investigates all types of ‘member owned’ organizations, whether consumer cooperatives, agricultural and producer cooperatives, worker cooperatives, mutual building societies, friendly societies, credit unions, solidarity organizations, mutual insurance companies, or employee-owned companies. Such … Continue reading

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The social business

Almost all leadership concepts start with the assumption that a key role for the leader is to set a direction. This usually means designing and communicating a vision and a set of goals. Traditionally, the roles of vision and goals … Continue reading

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The Stigmergic Revolution

It was long believed that the queen played a central role in the complex social order of an ant colony, through the exercise of direct command and control over her subjects. Not so. Biologist Pierre-Paul Grasse coined the term “stigmergy” … Continue reading

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Manifesto UniNomade Global: Rivoluzione 2.0

Viviamo in una situazione rivoluzionaria. La crisi diventa permanente, la governance imperiale è fallita, l’asse atlantico mostra la corda. Affermare ciò non significa concedere nulla a uno sciocco meccanicismo o a un ingenuo determinismo. Sono le lotte a dimostrare che … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinarity, Transdisciplinarity, and Beyond: The Brain, Story Sharing, and Social Organization

An apparent conflict between preferences for hierarchical as opposed to distributed organizations is evident in arguments about disciplinary and interdisciplinary organization. It characterizes as well a wide array of other arenas ranging from the biological to the political. In this … Continue reading

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Social Movements and Current Network Research

Read –   Presentation A closer look at current academic research suggests a sweeping paradigm shift towards network thinking.  This outburst of scholarly activity spans very disparate research fields, ranging from  complexity theories and traditional hard science to organizational theory and … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather Protest Together – Theorizing Self-Organizing Political Protests with Flock Theory

The current research theorizes decentralized and self-organized political protests via flock theory, a theory of emergent self-organization in communicative human interaction. Flock theory draws from a theoretical basis of emergence and self-organizing systems, and is presented as a theory of … Continue reading

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