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      SOCIAL SCIENCES FOR THE SUPPORT OF A WORLD OF SOLIDARITY

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            By taking up Marx and Engels' motive to transform Utopian types of socialism into a scientific project, this article describes the advances in science on the level of mathematical modeling and simulation. One can see that there is a shift of focus away from purely deterministic models of mirroring reality as Marx has done, via econometric models where randomness is seen as unintended and unnecessary, towards models where randomness becomes important because it allows for a qualitative change of behavior. Corresponding examples are given. Finally, a proposal is made to establish an international working group of political economists using various methods of simulation techniques to interactively accompany socialist projects.

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            worlrevipoliecon
            10.2307/j50005553
            World Review of Political Economy
            Pluto Journals
            2042891X
            1 April 2012
            : 3
            : 1
            : 62-82
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            10.2307/41931960
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            © WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR POLITICAL ECONOMY 2012

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            12. http://angel.elte.hu/~panic/pedsim/sim/Column_5.html

            13. P. Fleissner and G. Fleissner, "Jenseits des chinesischen Zimmers: Der blinde Springer—Selb- storganisierte Semantik und Pragmatik am Computer (Beyond the Chinese Room: The blind jumper—Self-organised semantics and pragmatics on the computer)," in W. Hofkirchner, ed., Information und Selbstorganisation—Annäherungen an eine vereinheitlichte Theorie der Information (Innsbruck Wien: Studien Verlag, 1998), pp. 325-340.

            14. http://igw.tuwien.ac.at/peterf/springer/default.htm; http://peter.fleissner.org/petergre/documents/blinderspringer.html

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