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The Sufficiently General Theory of Governance (2011 edition)

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Preliminary materials of the educational course Faculty of Applied Mathematics — Processes of Governance St. Petersburg State University (1997 — 2003) Revised version 2004, 2011

  • Preface from translators
  • Foreword
  1. The sufficiently general theory of governance: why is it necessary?
  2. Categories of the sufficiently general theory of governance
  3. Stability in terms of predictability
  4. Prognostics, prophecies and realization of the sole variant for the future
  5. Governance: quality and optimality
  6. Enclosed systems
  7. Methods of governance: structural, in supersystems — structureless and on the basis of virtual structures
  8. Stability of governance
  9. Schemes of governance
  10. The entire function of governance, intellect (individual and sobornal)
  11. Maneuvers and balancing modes, principles of juxtaposition and identification of similarity
  12. Maneuvers and catastrophe theory
  13. Processes in supersystems: possibilities of flow
    1. The concept of supersystems
    2. Mastering the potential of development
    3. Auto-synchronization of processes in supersystems
    4. Sobornal intellect in supersystems
    5. Internal conflicts of governance in the supersystem
    6. The principle of complementarity of information and conceptionally non-determined governance as a special kind of conflict of governances
    7. Restoration of governance towards the supersystem as an integral whole
    8. Mutually nested supersystems with virtual structure
  14. The method of dynamic programming as the algorithmic expression of the sufficiently general theory of governance
  15. Entrance into governance
  • Appendix
    1. What power in a crowd-“elite” society is
      • Change of the ratio of the standard frequencies of biological and social time
    2. Psychological foundations self-governance of society
    3. Natural order of power
    4. Lust for the anti-natural
    5. About worldview in general and about its basis
    6. What is «self-evidently» understood…
    7. Mosaics and kaleidoscopes
    8. Worldviews: «for all» and «for a narrow circle, whose vocation is to govern»
    9. Worldview for all humans
    10. The path to sobornost
    11. Favourable wind of All-Holdingness
    12. Power over oneself is better than a thousand years of power over others
  • Glossary of Terms