Origins and dimensions of regulation in Russian and Soviet discourse

  • This article follows the conceptual history of regulation in the Russian and Soviet context from the late 19th to mid-20th century and emphasizes its ecological dimension. Considering that regulation is a fundamentally interdisciplinary concept applied in biology, economics, law, or political science, such a history cannot strictly limit itself to the conceptual use of regulation in ecological theory. Here, ecology is rather generally understood as a scientific knowledge of nature that is being formed in various sciences throughout the 19th and 20th century by reintegrating knowledge generated in such different disciplines as natural history, biology, medicine, physics, or physiology. This paper exemplarily traces the constitutional process of ecology as a science with regard to the concept of regulation by acknowledging the transdisciplinary and sometimes metaphorical use of the concept and its oscillation between the organic and the social, the natural and the artificial, the mechanic and the dynamic, the intrinsic and the extrinsic.

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Author:Clemens GüntherGND
Parent Title (German):Forum Interdisziplinäre Begriffsgeschichte
Publisher:Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin (ZfL)
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2023/07/24
Year of first Publication:2023
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/08/01
GND Keyword:Regulierung; Regelung; Begriff; Russland; Sowjetunion; Kybernetik
Page Number:10
First Page:36
Last Page:42
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Forum Interdisziplinäre Begriffsgeschichte / Forum Interdisziplinäre Begriffsgeschichte. 12. Jahrgang [Heft] 1
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International