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The inter/trans-disciplinary balancing act: the exclusive/inclusive determinants, processes, and consequences that impact our socio-economic systems

Nousala, Susu and Davidova, Marie ORCID: 2021. The inter/trans-disciplinary balancing act: the exclusive/inclusive determinants, processes, and consequences that impact our socio-economic systems. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 19 (1) , pp. 145-157.

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In order to understand present conditions and the complexities, a review of past thinking that links us to a range of future, emergent possibilities may be necessary. Financial, digital and social landscapes are seldom static and those with the responsibility of maintaining and striving for natural-socioeconomic equilibrium, have a never-ending task of sweeping back a dynamic, systemic tide. The undesirable impacts of an unbalanced ICT (information, communication technology) focus based progress was voiced almost two decades ago by Huesing and Selhofer (2002), an argument that was reflected in the term 'info-exclusion'. Observations regarding the digital age being 'not so much as exclusion from information but rather by information' (ibid). This discussion relates purely to humans, not consider other species and other impacts. Fast-forwarding to current experiences and observations, and we see how the close links between societal structures, financial landscapes and individuals currently interact. There seem to be echos from the past regarding basic questions of imbalance between the pace of ICT infrastructures, and the skills sets or accessibility of the societies it strives to service. This imbalance seems to suggest an emergent result, one of disconnection (Holt-Lunstad et al., 2015) but also cyclical, emergent impact (Nousala & Whyte, 2010) that repeats when the imbalance approaches a tipping point between the determining elements of the natural-socioeconomic fabric.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: inclusion; natural-socio-economic fabric; socio-economic systems; socio-environmental systems; transdisciplinarity
ISSN: 1690-4524
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 March 2021
Date of Acceptance: 26 December 2020
Last Modified: 09 May 2023 04:40

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