Research Committee 51 (ISA-RC51)
The Research Committee 51 (ISA-RC51) of the International Sociological Association (ISA) is one of the more than fifty Research Committees which, along with a large number of national sociological associations, constitute the ISA.
The RC51 is oriented to promote the systemic perspective in the social sciences through sociocybernetics. This perspective integrates the general theory of systems, the cybernetics of first and second-order, and complexity sciences, with the aim to address complex social problems.
17th International Conference of Sociocybernetics
Reflections on Global Challenges and Local Answers to Sustainability
University of Zaragoza, Spain
June 20-22, 2022
April 30th, 2022 Deadline for abstract submission
May 1st, 2022 Notification of acceptance for abstract
June 1st, 2022 Registration closes
June 20-22, 2022 17th International Conference of Sociocybernetics
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The pandemic era: Observations and Reflections from a Sociocybernetics Perspective
July 14 -16, 2020
Conference Booklet (PDF document)
Day 1 - Introducing sociocybernetics: widening systemic perspectives.
In this first online session, the RC51 Members will introduce basic sociocybernetics ideas, concepts, authors, and tools to a wider audience. More...
Day 2 - COVID-19: A Second order observation
This session focuses on systemic analysis and/or sociocybernetics observations and reflections of COVID-19 around the world. More...
Day 3 – A manifesto for Sociocybernetics
This is a participatory session, open to all, to discuss the core concepts and methodologies of sociocybernetics. More...
- Editorial Blind spot Chaime Marcuello Servós Articles
- Steering the world from where we are: An introduction to the sociocybernetics perspective Patricia Eugenia Almaguer-Kalixto and Fabio Giglietto
- The sociocybernetics of observation and reflexivity Bernard Scott
- The challenges for sociocybernetics Bernd R Hornung
- Models in sociocybernetics: A 20 year review at the ISA-RC51 on Sociocybernetics Luciano Gallón
- Sociocybernetics and action research: Analysis and intervention in complex social problems Patricia E Almaguer-Kalixto, Margarita Maass Moreno and José Antonio Amozurrutia
- Mass media and the web in the light of Luhmann’s media system Giovanni Boccia Artieri and Laura Gemini
- Acquisition of new communication media and 579 social (dis)connectivity Jesper Tække
- Governing and societal media for building resilience: A sociocybernetic study of the disaster recovery in Japan Toru Takahashi
- The Colombian peace process and the complexity of violence: A sociocybernetic observation Michael Paetau
- ‘Fake news’ is the invention of a liar: How false information circulates within the hybrid news system Fabio Giglietto, Laura Iannelli, Augusto Valeriani and Luca Rossi