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Social Systems and Design

Author: Gary S Metcalf
Publisher: Tokyo : Springer Japan : Imprint : Springer, 2014.
Series: Translational Systems Sciences, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We live in the worlds that we help to create every day. Every activity either supports an existing system or effects some change, however small. But is it possible to consciously create the worlds in which we want to live? This volume brings together systems theorists and practitioners who have worked on that question for decades. It explores connections between design and systems ideas to explain why some efforts  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Social Systems and Design
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary S Metcalf
ISBN: 9784431544784 443154478X
OCLC Number: 941414766
Description: 1 online resource (XI, 238 p. 29 illustrations, 16 illustrations in color.) : online resource
Contents: 1 Creating Social Systems (Gary S. Metcalf).- 2 An Epic Learning Journey: From the Club of Rome to Dialogic Design Science and DEMOSOPHIA (Alexander N. Christakis).- 3 Cybernetics of Governance: The Cybersyn Project 1971-1973 (Raul Espejo).- 4 Systemic Design Principles for Complex Social Systems (Peter H. Jones).- 5 The Theory and Practice of Third Phase Science (Ken C. Bausch).- 6 Designing the Means for Governing the Commons (Thomas R. Flanagan).- 7 Co-laboratories of Democracy: Best Choices for Designing Sustainable Futures (Yiannis Laouris, Kevin M. C. Dye, Marios Michaelides, and Alexander, N. Christakis).- 8 Better Late than Never: Open Systems Theory's Plan to Deal with Climate Change (Merrelyn Emery).- 9 Social Systems Design in Organizational Change (Doug Walton).
Series Title: Translational Systems Sciences, 1.
Responsibility: edited by Gary S. Metcalf.
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This book provides a practical and theoretical foundation to the design of human social systems. It demonstrates how systems design is applied to projects around the world, creating democratic and  Read more...

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