8) 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.


Boulton, J.G., Allen, P.M. and Bowman, C. (2015).  Embracing Complexity: Strategic Perspective for an Age of Turbulence.  Oxford University Press.

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

Johnson, N. (2009).  Simply Complexity:  A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory. Oneworld Publications.

Lewin, R. (1999).  Complexity:  Life at the Edge of Chaos. University of Chicago Press.

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

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. (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.B. (2009)  The nature of technology : what it is and how it evolves. New York : Free Press.

Bowles, S. and Gintis, H. (2011)  A cooperative species : human reciprocity and its evolution. Princeton University Press.

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

Gell-Mann, M. (1994).  The quark and the jaguar : adventures in the simple and the complex. New York : W.H. Freeman.

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

Moore, C. and Mertens, S. The nature of computation. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Morin, E.  (2008)  On Complexity.  Hampton Press.

Newman, M.E.J. (2010)  Networks : an introduction. New York : Oxford University Press.

Pines, D., Anderson, P.W., Arrow, K.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, A. (2011)  The origins of evolutionary innovations; a theory of transformative change in living systems. New York: Oxford University Press.