Political Authority in a Democratic Society: A Systems Perspective -- Hyo-chon Park, August 5, 2002

46th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Shanghai, P.R. China, August 2-6, 2002.

Monday, August 5, 2002, 3:10 p.m., Human Systems Inquiry Track

This digest was created in real-time during the meeting, based on the speaker's presentation(s) and comments from the audience. These should not be viewed as official transcripts of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individual. Lapses, grammatical errors, and typing mistakes may not have been corrected. Questions about content should be directed to the originator. These notes have been contributed by David Ing (daviding@systemicbusiness.org) at the IBM Advanced Business Institute ( http://www.ibm.com/abi ).

Political science, teaching at Seoul National University

Related to autopoesis, etc.

A democratic government doesn't rule.

What is authority?

Idea of a political system as an open system, a democracy responding to environmental issue.

The political system as an open system.

Support for the political system:

Supposed functions of political authority for social order.

Case in Korea:

A theory of autopoesis:


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