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Community operational research : OR and systems thinking for community development

Author: Gerald Midgley; Alejandro Ochoa-Arias
Publisher: New York ; Boston ; Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, cop. 2004.
Series: Contemporary systems thinking.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Midgley; Alejandro Ochoa-Arias
ISBN: 0306483351 9780306483356
OCLC Number: 907115200
Description: VIII, 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An Introduction to Community Operational Research; Gerald Midgley and Alejandro E. Ochoa-Arias. Section 1: Early Contributions and Later Reflections on Theory, Methodology and Practice. 2. Community Operational Research: Its Context and Its Future; Richard Parry and John Mingers. 3. Community Operational Research: Purposes, Theory And Practice; Michael C. Jackson. 4: Visions of Community for Community OR; Gerald Midgley and Alejandro E. Ochoa-Arias. Section 2: Local Action for Community Development. 5: A Black Ghetto's Research On A University; Russell L. Ackoff. 6. Housing in the Dearne Valley: Doing Community OR with the Thurnscoe Tenants Housing Co-operative; Charles Ritchie. 7. Looking forward with a Council for Voluntary Service; Andy Marlow and Jim Bryant. 8. Facilitation as Fair Intervention; Wendy J Gregory1 and Norma Romm. 9. Perspectives of Engagement in Community Operational Research; John Friend. 10. Systemic Intervention for Community OR: Developing Services with Young People (Under 16) Living on the Streets; Alan Boyd and Mandy Brown. 11. Playing with PANDA: the CybOrg and the Rhizome; Ann Taket and Leroy White. Section 3: Dealing Locally with Global Issues. 12. An Interpretive Systemic Exploration of Community Action in Venezuela; Alejandro E. Ochoa-Arias. 13. Community and Environmental OR: Towards a New Agenda; Gerald Midgley and Martin Reynolds. 14. Adaptive Methodology for Ecosystem Sustainability and Health (AMESH): An Introduction; David Waltner-Toews, James Kay, Tamsyn P. Murray and Cynthia Neudoerffer.
Series Title: Contemporary systems thinking.
Responsibility: ed. by Gerald Midgley and Alejandro Ochoa-Arias.
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