Call for Book Chapters “Handbook of Applied Systems Science”- Zachary Neal, editor (author of The Connected City: How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis)

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
HANDBOOK OF APPLIED SYSTEMS SCIENCE

Editor: Zachary Neal, Michigan State University (zpneal@msu.edu)
Publisher: Routledge (anticipated 2015)

Online CFP located here: http://www.msu.edu/~zpneal/handbook_cfp.pdf
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=== OVERVIEW ===
Systems science refers to a collection of approaches that combine
theory and methodology, including: network analysis, agent-based
modeling, and systems dynamics. These approaches are distinct from
other approaches in the natural and social sciences because they
reject typical assumptions of independence and individualism. Instead,
they focus explicitly on the role of relationships and interactions
among interdependent actors, broadly construed (e.g. people, but also
organizations, cities, etc.). Systems science has been developing for
several decades, growing in part out of early research on sociometry
in the 1930s and general systems theory in the 1950s, but only
recently has it begun to penetrate mainstream social scientific
research. This handbook will bring together examples of the
application of
systems science methods and theories in a range of
social science fields. The goal is to provide a comprehensive portrait
of how systems science approaches can be applied to answer substantive
research questions in the social sciences.

=== SCOPE OF COVERAGE ===
The handbook will cover applications of three systems science
approaches in ten areas of social science:

System Science Approaches:
(a) Network analysis
(b) Agent-based modeling
(c) Systems dynamics

Social Science Areas (broadly construed):
(1) Sociology
(2) Public Health
(3) Criminology
(4) Geography
(5) Political Science
(6) Education
(7) Communications
(8) Environment & Sustainability
(9) Business & Economics
(10) Psychology

We aim to include at least one chapter describing the application of
each systems science approach in each area of social science (e.g. one
chapter on network analysis in sociology, another on agent-based
modeling in sociology, and a third on systems dynamics in sociology),
for a total of 30 core chapters.

=== SUBMISSION OF CHAPTER PROPOSALS ===
Proposals for chapters are invited from researchers applying any of
these systems science approaches in any of these areas of social
science. INTERESTED CONTRIBUTORS SHOULD EMAIL A 500-WORD ABSTRACT TO
THE EDITOR (ZPNEAL@MSU.EDU) NO LATER THAN 30 APRIL 2013.

Please refer to the actual call for guidelines regarding submission instructions and requirements.

MBF

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