History & Mathematics:

History & Mathematics:

Entropy and Destabilization

Bibliography: Volgograd: ‘Uchitel’ Publishing House, 2023. – 232 pp.
Edited by: Edited by Leonid E. Grinin, and Andrey V. Korotayev

ISBN 978-5-7057-6233-0
Editorial Council: Herbert Barry III (Pittsburgh University), Leonid Borodkin (Moscow State University; Cliometric Society), Christopher Chase-Dunn (University of California, Riverside), Tessaleno Devezas (University of Beira Interior), Jack A. Goldstone (George Mason University), Leonid Grinin (National Research University Higher School of Economics), Antony Harper (Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting), Peter Herrmann (University College of Cork, Ireland), Andrey Korotayev (Higher School of Economics), Alexander Logunov (Russian State University for the Humanities), Georgy Malinetsky (Russian Academy of Sciences), Sergey Malkov (Russian Academy of Sciences), Charles Spencer (American Museum of Natural History), Rein Taagepera (University of California, Irvine), Arno Tausch (Innsbruck University), William Thompson (University of Indiana), Peter Turchin (University of Connecticut), Yasuhide Yamanouchi (University of Tokyo). 

The present Yearbook is subtitled Entropy and Destabilization. It is the tenth in the series. The study of the forms and causes of destabilization is extremely important, because no regime, no society, no system is immune to destabilization. Destabilization, or at least the threat of it, is an inevitable stage in the historical development of any society. The question is to what extent a society is capable of resisting it, how institutionalized and adaptive it is. The articles of this issue are devoted to the various manifestations of destabilization, its different forms, patterns and causes in the past and present.

The issue consists of four sections: (I) Historical Aspects; (II) Social and Cultural Aspects; (III) Factors of Destabilization; (IV) Reviews and Notes.

We hope that this issue will be interesting and useful both for historians and mathematicians, as well as for all those dealing with various social and natural sciences.