Conflict, Privatisation, and the Notion of Social Neodarwinism
Janus Centre for Research in Management Systems and Cybernetics Research Memorandum, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1998
26 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2009
Date Written: 1998
Privatisation has been a pilar of recent UK and European development. It can, however, be argued to come from a world view that sees efficiency and effectiveness as deriving from what may be referred to as social neodarwinian competetion, and stands against the concepts of cooperation. This is in contrast to the consequences of the revolution in Central and Eastern Europe. Here, while the market has shifted to an effectively competitive dynamic, it is international cooperative efforts that have been made within the sphere of education to equip Universities to teach market economy processes. We can perhaps gain insights into the meaning of competition and cooperation by exploring the relationship between different world views from a systemic perspective.
Keywords: Privatisation, neoDarwinism, dynamic markets, cooperation, systems
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