Modelling the concept of centralizability and several tests of applications

Yi Lin (Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, USA)
Qing‐Ping Hu (Northwest University, Shaanxi, The People’s Republic of China)


ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 1 December 1996


The concept of centralized systems is written in the language of set theory in order to take advantage of the rigorous mathematical reasoning. Introduces the concept of centralizable systems. Lists applications of the concepts in sociology, concerning the existence of factions in human society, public issues of contention, and importance level of problems versus media. Finally, poses a number of open questions.



Lin, Y. and Hu, Q. (1996), "Modelling the concept of centralizability and several tests of applications", Kybernetes, Vol. 25 No. 9, pp. 27-34.

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