A Systems-Based Approach to Policymaking

Editors: de Greene, Kenyon B. (Ed.)

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This book is based on a number of systems concepts, of which the following are emphasized here: oThe interacting systems of society and the environment are dynamic and evolution­ ary oEvolution of these systems carries them through stages of differential stability and instability, continuity and discontinuity oAssociated with evolution and instability is structural change that is essentially irre­ versible oThe present is a stage of world transformation that may not have been equaled for decades or even centuries oPolicies and decisions must match the times, in the present case the stage of world transformation The time 11:59:59 PM, approximately, on December 31, 2000 has an impor­ tant symbolic meaning. It marks the end of a minute, the end of an hour, the end of a day, the end of a year, the end of a decade, the end of a century, and the end of a millennium. The time and date provide a convenient yardstick against which we can evaluate the evolution of our thinking and the adequacy of our assumptions, mental models, paradigms, and policies. Will the beginning tum out to be appropriately dif­ ferent from the end? We hope that this book is helpful in such evaluation. This is a new-paradigm book, which both presents and advances the new way of thinking about the systems of science, technology, society, economics, politics, and the environment, and actively calls for the replacement of the worn­ out cognitive/sociotechnical paradigm.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Systems-Based Approach to Policymaking
Editors
  • Kenyon B. de Greene
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-3226-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-3226-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9336-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6417-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 355
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