Webb, Tom (2014) Tracing an outline of legal complexity. Ratio Juris, 27 (4). ISSN 1467-9337 (In Press)Full text not available from this repository.
Autopoiesis and systems theory are terms often treated as synonymous by lawyers. This sleight-of-phrase elides the space between autopoiesis and systems theory, removing its content. Within this eliminated space there exist numerous understandings of systems approaches in law; one such understanding is complexity theory. Complexity theory entails a very different systems view of law to that of autopoiesis. In this paper I explore the concepts of complexity and their relevance to law. In tracing an outline of complexity, a number of contradictions, paradoxes, and additional questions are exposed which require further detailed analysis in the future.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Ratio Juris|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||complexity theory ; Systems theory ; autopoiesis|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School|
|Deposited On:||12 Sep 2012 10:27|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2014 11:25|
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