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In this paper, dualistic concepts are identified as limitations to scientific progress. A proposal is made for bridging a set of three gaps between polar opposites in order to pave the way towards a more holistic, systemic research practice. The dualistic concepts addressed are explanation vs....
The authors offer this description of the new Agora of Philanthropolis, which embraces cyberspace as the global boundary-spanning dimension of a spectacular new experiment in human civilisation, founded upon a new Geometry of Languaging and a new Technology of Democracy based on the Structured...
This paper focuses on the causes and reasons that have made the emergence of the network organisation eminent as well as the resulting tradeoffs of such a development. In particular, it addresses the issue of hyperturbulence and systematic exegesis for the emergence of the network organisation;...
Democracy is currently increasingly criticised for not representing the interests of citizens (Institute of Governance, 2005) or not taking into account the social justice and environmental concerns that span national boundaries (Singer, 2002). What is knowledge? Who decides? How can we prevent...
A defining feature of systems thinking is reflection on boundaries of inclusion and exclusion. This paper reviews concepts of knowledge (and ignorance) provided by Kant, Churchman, Ulrich, and Habermas. We propose a fourth wave normative theoretical framework comprised of four architectural...
The composition of systemic methodologies can result in powerful multimethodologies that effectively compensate complexity, combine different mental pictures and perspectives and handle diversity in a creative and innovative manner. Many systems, especially those involving multiple agents,...
How people harness their collective wisdom and power to construct the future in Co-Laboratories of Democracy, by Alexander N. Christakis and Kenneth C. Bausch. Information Age Publishing, 2006. ISBN: 1593114818
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