A Categorical-Generative Theory of Social Processes: About Describing a Complex, Dynamic and Contingent Pattern of Decision-Making Events

7 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2017

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Bruno da Rocha Braga

Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil - Central Bank of Brazil; Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Brasília

Date Written: September 7, 2017

Abstract

This paper highlights the structural and computational features of generative grammars supporting first the translation of propositions about a complex, dynamic and contingent social phenomenon into the form of patterns of sequences of decision-making events, then the refinement of such model regarding the hypothesized contextual conditions, grounded on empirical data.

Keywords: Category Theory, Case Study Methodology, Critical Realism, Dynamical Systems, Generative Grammar Theory, Process Tracing, Sequence Analysis

JEL Classification: B41, B52, D92

Suggested Citation

da Rocha Braga, Bruno, A Categorical-Generative Theory of Social Processes: About Describing a Complex, Dynamic and Contingent Pattern of Decision-Making Events (September 7, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3033880 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3033880

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