The return to a former and lesser level of organization.
This notion has been introduced by E. SCHWARZ (1992, p. 771-2) who applies it mainly to human systems.
He writes: "We should mention the distinction between the dynamic coherent differentiation of the morphogenetic phase…, and the chaotic fragmentation of structures that often occurs in the alea sector around the bifurcation, in system fragilized by a tropic drift incompatible with their components and/or their environment. The destructuration of the ex-USSR giving way to pre-communist countries, and the destructuration of the Federation of Russia giving way to ethnic states, is an impressive example of a multiple turn organizational regression" (Ibid).
Tribal wars in Africa after the demise of global colonial political structures are another example.
This process reflects the implicit persistence of parts at lesser levels of organization within great complex systems.
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