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AGGLUTINATION 2)

Mode of organization governed by "aseriality, where parts have intransitivity, connexity and symmetry" (J. FEIBLEMAN & J.W. FRIEND, 1969, p.36)

This is the kind of organization proper to composite systems, whose elements gather or separate from each other without any order, are in direct contact and whose relative positions may vary in an indifferent way. Such are the case for example of flights of gregarious locusts, or human crowds.

The existence of such systems is simply a result of the global statistical behavior of the elements. Individual movements are however closely conditioned by some general characteristics of the environment as for example the prevailing winds, the circadian rhythms or some ideological polarization.

2) methodology or model

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