Volume 7, 1995
Walter L. Bühl
Transformation oder strukturelle Evolution?
Zum Problem der Steuerbarkeit von sozialen Systemen
Contrary to political rhetorics of market economy and democracy the so-called "transformation " of the former GDR - attempted to start a quick and nevertheless extensive social change - is in reality a change with little room for spontaneous order or self-organization, for social evolution or development. Analyzing this example this essay tries to work out the structural dynamics of social evolution and to demonstrate the diverse control media and alternative steering strategies available in postindustrial societies.