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Qualitative Systems Thinking: A fresh look at J.G.Bennett's General Systematics

@inproceedings{Hodgson2006QualitativeST,
  title={Qualitative Systems Thinking: A fresh look at J.G.Bennett's General Systematics},
  author={Anthony Malcolm Hodgson},
  year={2006}
}
This paper explains the philosophy and formalism behind General Systematics, illustrates the first eight systems in relation to the design of a sustainable democracy and then develops some diagnostics of our current shortfall from such a sustainable democracy. Aspects of well known systems thinking approaches are summarised as a way of positioning systematics ias a qualitaitve approach. Systematics enables multi-perspective thinking through different orders of system from simple to complex. The… Expand
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