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systems theory

approaches to the study of SYSTEMS (especially SYSTEM, sense 3), which emphasize the general properties of goal-seeking systems – hence the term general systems theory is also used to refer to this approach (see also CYBERNETICS). These approaches were in vogue especially in the 1950s and 60s, and in sociology were particularly associated with the work of Talcott PARSONS, and with related theorists in POLITICAL SCIENCE (see also POLITICAL SYSTEM).
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Systems theory is a good lens through which to see the full range of communication needs.
I think the authors have succeeded in making DST more accessible to researchers and students by putting together what might become the main scripture of the dynamic systems theory in second language development.
From there we have had a long evolution, starting with systems theory and then moving to systemic work, and then the evolving into constructionist ideas.
Luhmann begins by reviewing the development of systems theory over the 20th century.
Franco Moretti identifies world systems theory as a critical tool for describing the production and circulation of literature within an ever more homogenized global literary market after the eighteenth century; but he contends that evolutionary theory presents a more accurate picture of the disparate forms produced prior to this period within relatively isolated cultures.
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CST is derived from both systems theory and critical social theory.
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Thus the author takes up once again the issue of equivalence, which has otherwise long been regarded in translation studies as no longer particularly productive, from a different angle discussing it at length in relation to an approach informed by systems theory.
1) and of the conjoint development of general systems theory, cybernetics, information theory, and game-theory, all emerging in the 1940s (chap.
Cybernetics and systems theory in management; tools, views, and advancements.

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