Complexity Theory as a Paradigm for the Dynamical Law-and-Society System: A Wake-Up Call for Legal Reductionism and the Modern Administrative State

80 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2009 Last revised: 16 Mar 2009

J. B. Ruhl

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Abstract

This article is the first in my series of articles exploring the application of complex adaptive systems (CAS) theory to legal systems. It builds the basic model of CAS and maps it onto legal systems, offering some suggestions for what it means in terms of legal institution and instrument design.

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Ruhl, J. B., Complexity Theory as a Paradigm for the Dynamical Law-and-Society System: A Wake-Up Call for Legal Reductionism and the Modern Administrative State. Duke Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 5, 1996; FSU College of Law, Public Law Research. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1353409

J. B. Ruhl (Contact Author)

Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )

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