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Contemporary Systems Thinking

Critical Systemic Praxis for Social and Environmental Justice

Participatory Policy Design and Governance for a Global Age

Authors: McIntyre-Mills, Janet J

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The book develops a practical approach to public policy issues that have continued to be intractable because of a lack of emphasis on transcultural understanding. Sustained examples help to increase the readability and the accessibility of theory and methodology.
The key themes address the issue that:
-Management needs to be more systemic. Critical Systemic Praxis is the process whereby we find ways to work across discipline areas and sectoral areas, in order to address complex social, political, economic and environmental problems.
-The way we define and address problems depends on an ability to work with, rather than within knowledge areas.
-By introducing the notion of governance we can extend traditional management from an organisational context to an inter-organisational context and locate governance as the goal for sustainable social and environmental justice.

The core aspects of praxis are:
-Respectful listening and dialogue to set up appropriate contexts for participatory design.
-Participatory designs based on participatory action research to map tacit and explicit knowledge of participants (professional and ordinary citizens).
-Strategic decision making across discipline areas, cultural contexts and knowledge areas.
-Action learning to transfer the policy and practice learnings.
-Mainstreaming the approach to governance in the social, political, economic and environmental sectors.

The book develops a systemic approach to public policy issues. Examples are used throughout to exemplify theory. The integrated approach to policy and practice is ideally suited to addressing the socio-economic and environmental issues.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Axial Themes United in Space and Time

    Pages 1-45

    McIntyre-Mills, Janet

  • Participatory Design and the Heart of the Process

    Pages 47-76

    McIntyre-Mills, Janet

  • Globalisation, Citizenship and Critical Systemic Thinking for Policy Development Through Participation, Observation and Research

    Pages 77-102

    McIntyre-Mills, Janet

  • Missionary, Mercenary, Misfit?

    Pages 103-128

    McIntyre-Mills, Janet

  • A Landscape of Multiple Cultures and Interest Groups: A Panning Shot1 of Place

    Pages 129-175

    McIntyre-Mills, Janet

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Systemic Praxis for Social and Environmental Justice
Book Subtitle
Participatory Policy Design and Governance for a Global Age
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Systems Thinking
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8921-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8921-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-48074-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4721-7
Series ISSN
1568-2846
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 460
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