Recently published: Complex Society: In the Middle of a Middle World, By: Bojan Radej and Mojca Golobič.
Published at: 7 January 2021
“This ground-breaking text will be of particular interest for graduate and post-graduate level of social sciences, evalua¬tors of project, program and policy impact evaluation, evaluators of philosophy of science, as well as methodologists of social research and public governance.” From the book review
Complex Society: In the Middle of a Middle World (Vernon Press, 2021), By: Bojan Radej (Slovenian evaluation society) and Mojca Golobič (University of Ljubljana and SDE) https://vernonpress.com/book/1083 available at 24% discount at publisher (using code CFC64773799D on checkout)
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Abstract “A profound transformation from modern and postmodern to complex societies has been underway since the 1990s. Complex conditions call for developing a new kind of social thought that is as different from modern and postmodern thoughts as they were from eighteenth century thoughts (Wallerstein). The concept of social complexity rests on the incommensurability of its two explanatory axes: vertical and in horizontal. Only when vertical and horizontal axes of social complexity orthogonally intersect they create a coordinate plane in the middle, which enables complex explanation in the evaluative and so in mesoscopic way. In the geometry of thinking, a complex whole is not comprehensible directly and objectively in terms of its constitutive domains, but only by evaluation of overlaps between domains on the periphery, which is in the area of their inconsistencies arising from incompleteness and uncertainty that accompany comprehension in each domain of complexity. One can deal with inconsistencies rationally only in irrational way. Emerging social complexity requires opening of the science to the irrational, without rejecting the rational. Evaluative irrational rationality arises as a prominent driver of holistic comprehension of complex society.”