Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2014, Pages 59 - 60

The Crisis of Undercoordination

Authors
Lotfi A. Zadeh
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Lotfi A. Zadeh
Received 17 April 2014, Accepted 18 April 2014, Available Online 19 June 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2014.4.2.1How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Interdependence, coordination/regulation, undercoordination
Abstract
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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Journal
Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response
Volume-Issue
4 - 2
Pages
59 - 60
Publication Date
2014/06
ISSN (Online)
2210-8505
ISSN (Print)
2210-8491
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2014.4.2.1How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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