Reflections on Power, Democracy and Communications
Abstract:Ashby's Law of Requisite variety, Beer's Viable System Model, Maturana's Biology of Cognition, Habermas's theory of communicative action and Luhmann's theory of social systems have assisted my reflections upon issues such as power, democracy, participation and fairness in society. I have explored these issues from a cybernetics perspective in several publications (Espejo, 2001a, 2001b, 2004) and they remain a central concern of my current work on nuclear waste management in Europe.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2006