Anders Esmark (2004). “Systems and Sovereignty: A systems theoretical look at the transformation of sovereignty.” Observing International Relations: Niklas Luhmann and World Politics. Edited by
When the economy differentiates as a function system, aristocratic privilege is lost. Moreover, the aristocrats cannot even process as information what is happening around them. They have no way of making sense of it.
Originally posted on 1001 Bücher – das Experiment:
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