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Redesigning society

Author: Russell Lincoln Ackoff; Sheldon Rovin
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2003.
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"In this book, Ackoff and Rovin use systems theory to develop new approaches to governance, the structure and function of our cities, and civic leadership in general. Each chapter tackles a different, important, and timely issue. The authors develop and present specific solutions, with the intention of starting a national dialogue about the structure and organization of American society. Their redesign, radical in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ackoff, Russell Lincoln, 1919-
Redesigning society.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2003
(OCoLC)607002881
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Lincoln Ackoff; Sheldon Rovin
ISBN: 0804747946 9780804747943
OCLC Number: 51983515
Description: xiii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Society and its design --
Governance --
The city, housing, and transport --
Health care --
Education --
Welfare --
Crime and punishment --
Leading development.
Responsibility: Russell L. Ackoff, Sheldon Rovin.
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Health care, education, welfare, law - the perceived success or failure of these social institutions is constantly being debated in the public arena. Here, Ackoff and Rovin join the discussion, using  Read more...

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"This is an important, original treatise on all the critical problems of our time. No one treats complex systems better than Ackoff and Rovin!" - Ian Mitroff,University of Southern California Read more...

 
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