Chaos and Complexity Theory in World Politics

Chaos and Complexity Theory in World Politics

Şefika Şule Erçetin (Hacettepe University, Turkey) and Santo Banerjee (University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: May, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 374|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6070-0
ISBN13: 9781466660700|ISBN10: 1466660708|EISBN13: 9781466660717


As an important research field in mathematics, chaos theory impacts many different disciplines such as physics, engineering, economics, and biology. Most recently, however, chaos theory has also been applied to the social sciences, helping to explain the complex and interdependent nature of international politics.

Chaos and Complexity Theory in World Politics aims to bring attention to new developments in global politics within the last few years. Demonstrating various issues in international relations and the application of chaos theory within this field, this publication serves as an essential reference for researchers and professionals, as well as useful educational material for academicians and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Applied Mathematics and Political Science
  • Chaos Theory
  • Chaotic International Environment
  • Conflict Studies
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Globalization
  • Political Systems
  • Socio-Political Analysis

Reviews and Testimonials

Social and behavioral scientists focus first on chaos and complexity theory on world politics, then also explore uncertainty and nonlinearity in management and economics, and chaos and complexity in society and education. Among the topics are social and political consequences for Greece of the Eurocrisis, whether managerial narcissism that likely leads to a chaotic process can be measured, a comparative analysis of the human resources development systems of Turkey and Uganda, an evaluation of the instructors' opinions about the current state of Turkey in the context of millennium development goals, and the social psychology of health as a social-psychological situation.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Şefika Şule Erçetin graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences Department of Business Administration at Anadolu University in 1984. In 1987 she started to work as research assistant at the Division of Educational Administration, Supervision, Planning, and Economics in Hacettepe University and completed the doctorate there. In 1994 she was invited to The University of Texas at Austin, where she worked as visiting scholar for six months. Since 2003 she has been working as professor. In 2009-2012 she directed many international and national projects about “organizational intelligence, municipalities, vocational education,” as project coordinator. She is the head of the company she established Ni.Su with “Quantum Performance in Project Management” project. She is the president, management board member and founder member of the International Science Association (ISCASS). Along with ISCASS, Prof. Dr. Şefika Şule Erçetin organized 3 international symposiums.

She has published more than 50 articles in both national and international journals. She has written seven national books, 10 international book chapters and edited six international books. She is editor in chief of different national and international journals. She is one of the rare academics in Turkey who has been interested in “chaos, complexity, quantum leadership” since 1990. She has directed many theses and she gives seminars about these topics. Her other main research fields are organizational intelligence, stupidity and wisdom, leadership and vision, fuzzy logic, children at risk, women and peace studies, social media.

Since December 2013 she has been the Director of Distance Education Application and Research Center in Hacettepe University where she leads the activities of substructure, planning, program, coordination and application for the distance education applications of graduate education, undergraduate education and lifelong learning programs.

Santo Banerjee received his PhD in 2008 in the area of Nonlinear Dynamics and Theoretical Physics. His current area of research is Chaos theory and its various applications in the field of Engineering, Science and Management. He has 15 authored/edited books and hundreds of international publications. He is also an editor/board member of many international journals. Currently he is working as a research scientist (Associate professor grade) in the Institute for Mathematical Research, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.