- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea

Systems Theory

Core definition

A theory that stresses the importance of exploring the world at the level of systems made up of interdependent and interacting parts.

Longer explanation

Systems theory is all about trying to recognize and understand the complexity of the relationships that make up all systems. For example, at a biophysical ...

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