Change And Variability Of Phenomena In Complex Social Systems


  • Vardgues POGOSYAN Russian state social university



Social System, Social Change, Invariance, Variability, Civilization Matrix, Order Parameter, Social-cultural Component


The discourse of chaos theory is used in the description of non-linear processes of social change. Comparing to the mainstream theories of the linear pattern, chaos theory shows significant expansion of the heuristic capabilities in the interpretation of asynchrony and polyvariance of the observed phenomena. A methodological separation of predictability and determinism in the study of socio-dynamics has been carried out. The circumstance that determines the formation of the corresponding attractors is the invariant components of the civilization matrix of society. The sociocultural factor, together with the activation of negative feedbacks, is decisive in the problem of absorption by the system of new information, determining the methods and limits of the reception of innovations. In part of the study of the relative homeostatic state of the system in socio-dynamic and for a detailed analysis of the order parameters, the set of which is unique for each specific cultural type, it recommended to use as a complement research tool the civilizational approach explaining local specificity.


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Author Biography

Vardgues POGOSYAN, Russian state social university

(PhD in Social Philosophy and Philosophy of History, Dr. of Science in Sociology) is Professor of the Department of Sociology of Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia. His areas of interest include social theory, social philosophy, historical sociology, social anthropology. Poghosyan is the author of 4 monographs and 42 scientific articles. Recent publications: “Sociocultural Determinism and Order Parameters”, “Second Modernity of Europe: “Reflexive” Development”, “Invariance of the Civilisational Matrix: the Culture Protection Function”, “Self-Organisation of the Social System: Basic Methodological Approaches”, “Development Strategies of Modern Societies: Multi-Vector Trends”, “Institutional Reconstruction: Complete Alteration?” and “Philosophies of Social Behavior Research: Meta-Analytic Review”.


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How to Cite

POGOSYAN, V. (2019). Change And Variability Of Phenomena In Complex Social Systems. WISDOM, 13(2), 95–103.