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Billy Dawson

Independent Scholar
SIG Chair: Hierarchy Theory
United States
SIG Chair: Hierarchy TheoryHierarchy theory views systems as a set of ordered levels with a governing-governed relationship between the levels wherein the hierarchical levels are the sub-units of the whole system of interest. Further, the levels within the hierarchy are defined by the scale of observation chosen by the researcher (observer) and exploring this process of choice of scale is also of interest within the SIG.The Hierarchy Theory SIG invites papers relating to the study of hierarchical structures and their relationships in theory and practice.Hierarchy theory views systems as a set of ordered levels with a governing-governed relationship between the levels wherein the hierarchical levels are the sub-units of the whole system of interest. Further, the levels within the hierarchy are defined by the scale of observation chosen by the researcher (observer) and exploring this process of choice of scale is also of interest within the SIG.Abstracts are invited from all fields of research whether natural or social systems, and research or practice. In addition, this year it would be interesting to hear from people willing to participate in discussion sessions on the principles and practice of hierarchy, and input is welcomed as to what form these sessions should take.Format: Presentation: 20 mins; Q&A: 10 mins

Keywords: hierarchy theory, hierarchical structure, observation, scale, complexity