Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2014, Pages 59 - 60
The Crisis of Undercoordination
Lotfi A. Zadeh
Lotfi A. Zadeh
Received 17 April 2014, Accepted 18 April 2014, Available Online 19 June 2014.
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- Interdependence, coordination/regulation, undercoordination
- Technological progress—especially in the realms of information processing, communication, transportation, commerce and distribution of energy—is leading to an accelerated growth in interdependence on all levels of modern society. A well-known result in systems analysis is that highly interdependent large-scale systems carry a high risk of catastrophic failures. To ensure stability, an increase in interdependence must be accompanied by an increase in coordination/regulation. In democratic societies there is an imbalance between interdependence and coordination/regulation. A manifestation of this imbalance is a chronic crisis of undercoordination. In large measure, the debt crisis of 2008 may be viewed as an eruption of the crisis of undercoordination.
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TY - JOUR AU - Lotfi A. Zadeh PY - 2014 DA - 2014/06 TI - The Crisis of Undercoordination JO - Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response SP - 59 EP - 60 VL - 4 IS - 2 SN - 2210-8505 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2014.4.2.1 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2014.4.2.1 ID - Zadeh2014 ER -