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    Why Systems?D. Baecker - 2001 - Theory, Culture and Society 18 (1):59-74.
    With reference to three seminal books on cybernetics, communication theory and the calculus of distinctions, this article discusses some main threads in Niklas Luhmann's sociological systems theoretical thinking. It argues that the systems theory, despite its still lively reputation in some quarters of the humanities, is not technocracy's last attempt to cope with the complexity of modern society. Rather, it is an inquiry into the improbability of communication and into its translation into social structure, or better, into social form.
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  2. Luhmann Applied.Soren Brier, Dirk Baecker & Ole Thyssen (eds.) - 2008 - Imprint Academic.
    This book brings together international experts on the application of Niklas Luhmann’s theory of society as autopoietic communication. Luhmann’s sociological systems theory is counter-intuitive and in its detached coolness difficult for many to understand and accept. Naturally they ask: is it really worth the trouble to learn? This book demonstrates what this combination of systems theory, Batesonian information theory, von Foerster’s second-order cybernetics, Maturana and Varela’s autopoiesis and Husserl’s phenomenology can offer. The book is produced in cooperation with the Sociocybernetic (...)
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  3. Form Und Formen der Kommunikation.Dirk Baecker - 2005 - Suhrkamp.
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    The Hitler Swarm.Dirk Baecker - 2013 - Thesis Eleven 117 (1):68-88.
    Explaining the seizure of power by the National Socialist Party and the totalitarian workings of the Nazi regime in the Third Reich is still difficult not only with respect to the atrocities committed but also to understanding whether the German population and society had to be terrorized into complying with the regime or were part and parcel of it. The paper introduces a notion of swarm to advance the idea that the German population was terrorized into a deliberate compliance with (...)
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    The Meaning of Culture.Dirk Baecker - 1997 - Thesis Eleven 51 (1):37-51.
    The article inquires into the uneasiness of sociological systems theory about culture. Culture alternatively is called the solution to the problem of double contingency (Parsons) and removed from this solution (Luhmann). It is shown that meaning is the more basic term whose description reveals a form rule of social systems which is only patterned, yet not understood by culture. Culture is a memory and control device of society. It may be conceived of as providing the distinction of correct versus incorrect (...)
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    Mysteries of Cognition. Review of Neocybernetics and Narrative by Bruce Clarke.D. Baecker - 2015 - Constructivist Foundations 10 (2):261-263.
    Upshot: Are narratives systems on their own, or rather structures supporting and, if need be, subverting the reproduction of systems? Bruce Clarke inquires into the ability of social systems theory to help understand narratives - and comes across some “mysteries of cognition” concerning the questions of how systems emerge and which of them might be considered self-referential and autopoietic.
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    Managing Corporations in Networks.Dirk Baecker - 2001 - Thesis Eleven 66 (1):80-98.
    The background of the article is Marxism's lack of a notion of management. The article suggests that anyone rethinking capitalism should pause for a moment to check on the evidence for such a notion. It seems necessary because today's theory of capitalism can no longer be content with a structural theory of the conflict between capital and labour, but must integrate a poststructural, or operational, theory of how capitalism is sustained on a day-to-day basis by organized projects in networks. The (...)
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    Obey Society, and Note Your Resistance.D. Baecker - 2008 - Constructivist Foundations 3 (2):96-97.
    Open peer commentary on the target article “Who Conceives of Society?” by Ernst von Glasersfeld. Excerpt: The question I am most interested in is the question raised by von Glasersfeld as to whether Luhmann’s talk of “eigen-values” of society actually is, or is not, just a loose metaphor as von Glaserfeld maintains by emphasizing that in the society of human beings “the recursion of operations of observation or description is not governed by fixed rules, unlike the recursion of functions that (...)
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    4. Kommunikation und Handlung.Dirk Baecker - 2013 - In Detlef Horster (ed.), Niklas Luhmann: Soziale Systeme. De Gruyter. pp. 37-48.
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    Unbestimmte Kultur.Dirk Baecker - 1999 - In Cornelia Vismann & Albert Koschorke (eds.), Widerstände der Systemtheorie: Kulturtheoretische Analyse der Werke von Luhmann. Akademie Verlag. pp. 29-48.
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  11. Eine bestimmt unbestimmte Gesellschaft.Dirk Baecker - forthcoming - Ethik Und Sozialwissenschaften.
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  12. Theorie Als Passion Niklas Luhmann Zum 60. Geburtstag.Dirk Baecker & Niklas Luhmann - 1987
     
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  13. Wege und Umwege der Soziologie.Dirk Baecker & Niklas Luhmann - 1990 - Rechtstheorie 21:209-216.
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  14. Zweifel am homo oeconomicus.Dirk Baecker - 1994 - Ethik Und Sozialwissenschaften 5 (1):13-15.
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