Sawyer addresses a key issue in sociology, the relation between the individual and the group. He argues that societies are complex dynamical systems, and that the best way to resolve the debates between sociologists, psychologists and economists is by developing the concept of emergence focusing on multiple levels of analysis.
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'... I enjoyed reading this book. It is clearly written and describes challenging theories in an accessible way. I also found it thought provoking for my own research.' Journal of Artificial Societies and Social SimulationBiografía del autor:
R. Keith Sawyer is Associate Professor of Education at Washington University. He is the author or editor of six previous books, including Group Creativity and Improvised Dialogues. He has also published a wide range of scholarly journal articles on contemporary issues in sociological theory and on computational modeling of societies.
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