Managing the future

There is a different sense of time in modern, functionally differentiated society. The temporal distinction in premodern society was time/eternity,…

Risk Management

In a post from last year, I wrote about Luhmann’s Risk: A Sociological Theory (1993 English translation). The main idea is…

Environments (plural)

It’s irritates me whenever I hear someone speak of “the environment,” because there are many environments. There are as many…

Many systems, many times

In an article mentioned previously, Jean-Sebastien Guy wrote, For the system of society, the process of self-description is therefore the…