Transitions between political regime types in the 20th century: Understanding political-science data with complexity science (Karoline Wiesner)
The science of complexity has its roots in physics and mathematics. Today it has developed into a discipline that contributes to all areas of science and, more recently, also to humanities. Karoline Wiesner will discuss the fundamental concepts of complexity and explain how they translate from natural to social systems. She will then explore the possibility of doing quantitative political science inspired by physics. Karoline will present recent results obtained on transitions between political regime types. In addition, she will discuss preliminary results on the correlation between a country’s democratic and economic performance.