Thursday, February 3, 2011

Can complexity theory explain Egypt's crisis? - science-in-society - 03 February 2011 - New Scientist

Can complexity theory explain Egypt's crisis?: "he stresses of decades of dictatorship might have turned the entire Middle East into a 'self-organised critical system' says Bar-Yam. The build-up of stresses makes such systems vulnerable to cascades of change triggered by relatively small disruptions. He and colleagues are trying to build mathematical models of the world's interlocking economic systems that might predict where the next instabilities will arise."

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