What Are Ideological Systems?

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Title: What Are Ideological Systems?
Authors: Nescolarde-Selva, Josué Antonio | Usó i Domènech, Josep Lluís | Gash, Hugh
Research Group/s: Sistémica, Cibernética y Optimización (SCO) | Acústica Aplicada
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Matemática Aplicada
Keywords: Belief system | Commitment | Ideology | Typology | Social systems | Superstructure | Validation
Knowledge Area: Matemática Aplicada
Issue Date: 25-Feb-2017
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Nescolarde-Selva JA, Usó-Doménech J-L, Gash H. What Are Ideological Systems? Systems. 2017; 5(1):21. doi:10.3390/systems5010021
Abstract: Ideology is a systemic property of cognition central to the transmission and actualization of beliefs. Ideologies take many forms including religious, philosophical, popular and scientific. They play a central role in both personal identity and in the way society holds itself together. Therefore, it is important to understand how to model identities. The article introduces ideologies as a function of cognition that have been described by political scientists and critical theorists. There follows a typology of ideologies that shows their increasing complexity as societies develop. These considerations lead to the identification of key elements and variables in an ideology that can be expressed mathematically together with some of their systemic relations. These variables may be used to estimate the validation of ideologies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/63548
ISSN: 2079-8954
DOI: 10.3390/systems5010021
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/systems5010021
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