Further Reading


Checkland, P.  (1999).  Systems Thinking, Systems Practice. Wiley.

Luhman, N.  (2012).  Introduction to Systems, Theory. Politi Press.

Meadows, D.H. and Wright, D.  (2008). Thinking in systems: A primer. Chelsea Green Publishing.


Holland, J.H. (2014).  Complexity: A very short introduction. OUP Oxford.

Mitchell, M. (2009).  Complexity: A guided tour. Oxford University Press.

Waldrop, M.M. (1993).  Complexity: The emerging science at the edge of order and chaos. Simon and Schuster.


Bender, C. M., Holm, D. D. & Hook, D. W. (2007). Complex trajectories of a simple pendulum. Journal of Physics A (Mathematical and General) 40, f81-9.

Bishop, A.R. (2002).  Functional Complexity in Correlated Electron Matter, Physica B 318, 33.

Danila, B., Yong, Y., Earl, S., Marsh, J. A., Toroczkai, Z. & Bassler, K. E. (2006). Congestion-gradient driven transport on complex networks. Physical Review E 74, 046114.

Fenimore, P. W., Frauenfelder, H., McMahon, B. H. & Young, R. D. (2005). Proteins are paradigms of stochastic complexity. Physica A 351, 1-13.

Kim, J. S., Goh, K. I., Salvi, G., Oh, E., Kahng, B. & Kim, D. (2007). Fractality in complex networks: Critical and supercritical skeletons. Physical Review E 75, 016110.

Toroczkai, Z., Anghel, M., Korniss, G. and Bassler, K.E. (2004)  Effects of Inter-agent Communications on the Collective, In: Collectives and the Design of Complex Systems, Eds.: K. Tumer and D.H. Wolpert, pp. 185.

Book:  Complex Networks, Lecture Notes in Physics 650, Springer-Verlag, Eds: E. Ben-Naim, H. Frauenfelder and Z.N. Toroczkai, (2004), 540 pages, ISBN 3-540-22354-1.


Axtell, R. (2005)  The Complexity of Exchange, The Economic Journal, 115(504): F193-F210.

Cioffi-Revilla, C. (2012)  Complexity Science for Boosting Intelligence Analysis, National Security Challenges: Insights from Social, Neurobiological, and Complexity Studies, Cabayan, H., et al. (eds.), Washington, DC, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Cioffi-Revilla, C. (2010)  A Methodology for Complex Social Simulations, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 13(1).

Cioffi-Revilla, C. (2014)  Introduction to Computational Social Science: Principles and Applications, Springer, New York, NY.

Conte, R., Gilbert, N. Nigel, Bonelli, G., Cioffi-Revilla, C., Deffaunt, G., Kertesz, J., Loreto, V., Moat, S., Nadol, J., Sanchez, A., Nowak, A., Flache, A, San Miguel, M., Helbing, D. (2012)  Manifesto of Computational Social Science, European Physical Journal Special Topics, vol. 214, 325-346. doi: 10.1140/epjst/e2012-01697-8.

Epstein, J.M. and Axtell, R. (1996)  Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Luke, S., Cioffi-Revilla, C., Panait, L., Sullivan, K. and Balan, G. (2005)  MASON: A Multi-Agent Simulation Environment, Simulation, 81(7): 517-527.

Takadama, K., Cioffi-Revilla, C. and Deffuant, G. (eds.) (2010)  Simulating Interacting Agents and Social Phenomena: The Second World Congress (Agent-Based Social Systems), Springer, New York, NY.


Arthur, W. Brian. The nature of technology : what it is and how it evolves. New York : Free Press, 2009

Moore, Cristopher and Stephan Mertens. The nature of computation. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011

Bowles, Samuel and Herbert Gintis. A cooperative species : human reciprocity and its evolution. Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2011

Miller, John H. and Scott E. Page. Complex adaptive systems : an introduction to computational models of social life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Newman, Mark E. J. Networks : an introduction. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010

Gell-Mann, Murray. The quark and the jaguar : adventures in the simple and the complex. New York : W.H. Freeman, c1994

George A. Cowan (2010). Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute: The Memoirs of George A. Cowan. University of New Mexico Press.

Pines, David; Anderson, Philip W.; Arrow, Kenneth J., eds. (1988). The economy as an evolving complex system: the proceedings of the Evolutionary Paths of the Global Economy Workshop, held September, 1987 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Redwood City, California: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.

Wagner, Andreas. The origins of evolutionary innovations; a theory of transformative change in living systems. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011