Possibilities on the Use of General Systems Theory and Thermodynamic
Theory in the Development of Local Communities
Social work is analyzed from the view of general system theory as presented in works of J.G. Miller and thermodynamics theory, particularly the second axiom. Thermodynamics theory helps explain some life experiences in local communities from a wider prospective and provides a more complex understanding of dimensions of social work.
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