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Volume 3, Juli 1992

Lebenswelt und System I

Gerhard Preyer
Pages 61-89
DOI: 10.5840/protosociology1992321

System-, Medien- und Evolutionstheorie. Zu Niklas Luhmanns Ansatz
Exkurs: Macht

The paper presents an outline of the systemtheory of Niklas Luhmann. The foci here are the basic conceptual decisions of his approach, the relationship between systems-, media- and theory of social evolution on the one hand and the status of systemrationality and the rationalization of lifeworld on the other. One aspect of Luhmann's theorizing will be discussed critically, namly the status of relationship between structure and process of the social integration in terms of norms which regulate the interaction process.

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