‘Morphogenic Society’ as a potential new social formation?

In January 2013, the Center for Social Ontology held its annual workshop with the theme ‘Morphogenic Society’ as a potential new social formation?. The papers presented have been published as Late Modernity: Trajectories Towards Morphogenic Society. The program of papers was as follows:

‘Morphogenic Society’ as a potential new social formation?
16th-18th January 2013

Wednesday 16th January: Papers

Margaret Archer: The Generative Mechanisms Re-configuring Late modernity

Douglas Porpora: What are the forms of change and stability in today’s world and what are the mechanisms?

Colin Wight: Morphogenesis and other mechanisms of qualitative change in international relations

Thursday 17th January: Papers

Andrea Maccarini: Social Change and social qualities in a ‘Morophenic Society’: Symbols, Forms of Life and Individuality

Ismael Al-Amoudi: Morphogenesis and Normativity: problems the former creates for the latter

Emmanuel Lazega: Dynamics of multilevel networks in the organizational society: ‘Morphogenesis Unbound’ from a neo-structural perspective

Thursday 18th January

Wolfgang Hofkirchner: The validity of describing ‘Morphogenic Society’ as a system and justifiability of thinking about it as a social formation

Kate Forbes-Pitt: ‘Relations between relations’: different or similar in the Natural and Social orders?