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The Harmony of Interaction and the Facilitation of Network Processes

Citations of non-Kairos documents (References)

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1. The organizations are described in the Yearbook of International Organizations. Brussels, Union of International Associations, 1974, 15th Edition, ca. 1100 pages.

2a. The world network of organizations; a symbol for the 1970s. International Associations, 24, January 1972, pp. 18-24. [text]

2b. International organizations and the generation of the will to change - the information systems required. Brussels, Union of International Associations, 1970, 89 P, plus appendices, UA1 Study Papers INF/5. [text]

2c. Nature of organization in transnational networks. Journal of Voluntary Action Research, 1, 3, Summer 1972. [text]

3a. Toward a concept inventory; suggestions for a computerized procedure (presented to Research Committee 1, 9th Congress, International Political Science Association, Montreal 1973). [text]

3b. Conceptual gaps and confused distinctions; possible ambiguities in the translation of interrelated concepts. International Associations, 26, 3, pp. 156-159 (see other article in that issue and the following.) [text]

4. World Problems and Human Development. Brussels, UIA, 1972, 37 p. News of the project is reported in a Newsletter which is incorporated into International Associations (Brussels, UIA, monthly, 1949-) [text]

5a. Organizational apartheid. Who needs whom in the Second United Nations Development Decade? International Associations, 21, October 1969, p. 451-456. [text]

5b. Discrimination and fragmentation in the 1970s; an organized response to global crisis. International Associations, 23 January 1971, pp. 28-48. [text]

5c. Summary of the crises in interorganizational relationships at the international level. International Associations, 24 May 1972, p. 287-295. [text]

6. Schon, Donald A.  Beyond the Stable State; public and private learning in a changing society. Temple Smith, 1971.

7. Alger, Chadwick F.  Decision-making in the United Nations. In: Edwin H, Fedder (Ed.), The United Nations; problems and prospects. Center for International Studies, University of Missouri, 1971, pp. 165-188.

8. Mobilization for alienation vs. catalysis for participation; the critical choice for the United Nations system. International Associations, 25, August-September 1973, pp. 407-412. [text]

9. "One of the gravest problems of our day is the lack of commitment to common sybols" Mary Douglas. Natural Symbols. Penguin Books, 1973, p. 11.

10. R. Margalef. On certain unifying principles in ecology. In: A.S. Boughey (Ed.) Contemporary Readings in Ecology. Beilnont, Dickenson, 1969. He suggests that it is possible to measure the "maturity" of an eco-systern as closely related in one respect to its diversity or complexity, and in another to the information that can be maintained with a definite spending of potential energy. A highly diversified community has the capacity for carrying a high amount of organization and information, and requires relatively little energy to maintain it. Conversely the lower the maturity of the system, the less the energy required to disrupt it. Anything that keeps an eco-system oscillating (or "spastic"), retains it in a state of low maturity. Hence the danger of simplistic reorganization of organizational, conceptual or value systems.

11. Beer, Stafford.  Designing Freedom. Toronto, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1973.

12. systems, Information / .  Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 393, January 1971, pp. 47-64 (Special issue on social development).. [text]

13. Inter-organizationai data and data bank design: the use of computergraphics to visualize social networks. In: Neat E. Cutler (Ed.) Emerging Data Sources for Comparative and International Studies. Beverly Hills, Sage Publications, forthcoming.

14. Computer-aided visualization of psychosocial structures; peace as an evolving balance of conceptual and organizational relationships. (Paper presented to a symposium on value and knowledge requirements for peace of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Philadelphis, December 1971). 34 p., xeroxed. ERIC ED060613) [text]

15. See: The Open Society of the Future; report of a seminar to reflect on the network of international associations. Brussels, Union of International Associations, 1973.

16. Inter-organizational relationships; in search of a new style in reference 15, pp. 115-132. [text]

17a. Networking: the need for a new concept. International Associations 26, 3, pp. 170-173. [text]

17b. Network-related concepts; a vocabulary adapted to social complexity and social process. (Paper presented to a symposium on the conceptual problems of international discourse, Paris, 1974). To be printed in International Associations. [text]

18a. Wanted: new types of social entity. International Associations, 23, March 1971, (The role of the "potential association"), pp. 148-152, (Matrix organization and organizational networks), p, 154-170. [text]

18b. Transnational network of research-and-service, communities; a proposal for an organizational hybrid. In: Human Needs, New Societies, Supportive Technologies (Collected documents presented at the Rome Special World Conference on Futures Research, 1973). Rome, IRADES, 1974, 5 vols. [text]

19. Principles of transnational action; an attempt at a set of guidelines. In reference 15, pp. 104-114. [text]

20. From apartheid to schizophrenia; ecological ignorance and the logic of depersonalized separate development. International Associations, 23, February 1971, pp. 89-102. [text]

21. Information on this convergence is given in articles in the periodicals: Main Currents of Modern Thought

22. Arthur Koestler, after organizing many such meetings, has recently produced a novel entitled The Call Girls, to illustrate the interactional dynamics of interdisciplinary meetings. He concludes that such meetings are a reflection in microcosm of the difficulties we face in organizing inter-sectoral relationships in society. A similar experience is recorded in Worlds Apart, by Owen Barfield. A more optimistic account of interdisciplinary meetings is given in M.C. Bateson

23. How is it that chemists and biologists can tolerate the level of complexity associated with over 1,000,000 distinct molecular compounds and plant or animal species respectively, whereas those concerned with the psycho-social system can only tolerate less than 100 species of organization, problem, concept or value ?

24. Why is it that we have such a well developed ability to count people-units for statistical and economic policy purposes, but we cannot even see the need to count organizations and groups and their network relationships to help facilitate social development and the design of adequate social indicators ? Thus the ILO Yearbook of International Labour Statistics has no information on trade unions. The UNESCO Statistical Yearbook has nothing on scientific and cultural groups

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