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    By Manuel Meza Cuervo 2020 will be remembered as the year of the pandemic; 2020 will be remembered as the year that challenged the social systems, the economic systems, and governments around the world. But most importantly, it will be remembered as the year that reminded this generation that one
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    By Luciano Gallón It was around last May that Patricia, our RC51 president, ask the RC51 board for ideas on a RC51 2020 conference after the postponement of the ISA Forum because of the pandemic. It was a provocative and interesting challenge because of the restrictions but also an opportunity
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    By Mark Belitsky On July 14-16, 2020 I attended the International Conference of Sociocybernetics for the first time.  In reflecting upon the RC51 conference, which was dedicated to the Pandemic Era, I was very impressed at how well the participants from varying cultural and institutional backgrounds managed to work together
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    By Ilknur ONER, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fırat University, Elazığ/Turkey The COVID-19 pandemic poses a very complicated situation in the world. The board of RC51 overcame this difficulty by holding a traditional yearly conference in three days (July 14-17, 2020) online. The 16th International Conference
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    by Bernd R. Hornung (Book Review) Palgrave Macmillan, London, New York 2016, 1st editionEnglish, 232 pages, 43,81 Euro, ISBN-13: 978-1-137-33732-0 Highly recommended To cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns and other severe counter-measures have been taken that brought social life and economies to a near-standstill in many societies. As the
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    Abstracts for Day 1 – Introducing sociocybernetics: widening systemic perspectives How COVID-19 is making us all think sociocybernetically Andrew Mitchell (mitchell.andrew.neil@gmail.com) Kumamoto University, Japan In normal times the social subsystems and organisations which form the backbone of our society go about their operations unnoticed. Governments legislate, payments flow through the

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