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Mesjasz Czesław (Cracow University of Economics, Poland), Mesjasz Lidia (Cracow University of Economics, Poland)
Application of a Systems Approach to Studying Global Socio-Economic Inequality
Zastosowanie podejścia systemowego w badaniu globalnych nierówności społeczno-ekonomicznych
Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia, 2019, no 2(21), s. 43-59, tab., rys., bibliogr. 55 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Nierówności społeczno-gospodarcze, Podejście systemowe, Badania naukowe
Social-economics inequality, System-based approach, Scientific research
Klasyfikacja JEL: C54, D31, D63, F60, I30
summ., streszcz.
This publication presents the results of a research project financed from a subsidy for the maintenance of research potential granted to the Management Process Department, Faculty of Management, Cracow University of Economics (Czesław Mesjasz), Project: 040/ WZ-KPZ/01/2019/S/904.
Koncepcje zaczerpnięte z podejścia systemowego, a w szczególności studia nad systemami złożonymi, były już wykorzystywane do opisu i wyjaśnienia przyczyn narastania nierówności na różnych poziomach hierarchii systemów społecznych, od jednostek po nierówności w skali globalnej. Biorąc pod uwagę wyniki badań nad nierównością społeczną i ekonomiczną, można zadać następujące pytanie: w jaki sposób podejście systemowe, obejmujące studia nad systemami złożonymi może być pomocne w badaniu nierówności społecznych i ekonomicznych w skali globalnej? Jako punkt wyjścia badań zostały przedstawione dwa przypuszczenia. Po pierwsze, nierówności społeczno-ekonomiczne w skali globalnej stanowią nieodłączną cechę współczesnego globalnego społeczeństwa i dotyczą regionów, krajów, grup społecznych i jednostek. Po drugie, podejście systemowe, w tym w szczególności badania systemów złożonych, mogą być wykorzystane w badaniu tych nierówności. Dotyczy to zwłaszcza wykorzystania systemów hierarchicznych oraz prawa potęgowego (prawa skalowania). (abstrakt oryginalny)

Ideas drawn from broadly-defined systems thinking, including complex systems studies, have already been used to describe and explain social and economic inequality at various levels of the societal hierarchy, beginning with individuals and ending on the global scale. Bearing in mind the studies on economic and social inequality, the following research question can be asked: What are the universal, systemic characteristics of socio-economic inequality on the global scale? How could a systems approach, including complex systems studies, be helpful in studying socio-economic inequality on the global scale? As a point of departure in the literature survey, two conjectures are formulated and discussed. First, socio-economic inequality constitutes an inherent part of developed societies on the global scale and affects regions, countries, social groups, and individuals. Second, a systems approach, and complex systems studies in particular, can be helpful in analyses of socio-economic inequality by helping to identify causal relations. This concerns, in particular, the theory of hierarchical systems and the Power Law. (original abstract)
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