Systemic Intervention: Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice / Edition 1

Systemic Intervention: Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice / Edition 1

by Gerald Midgley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306464888

ISBN-13: 9780306464881

Pub. Date: 01/31/2001

Publisher: Springer US

This book aims to rethink systemic intervention to enhance its relevance for supporting social change in the 21st century. It offers a new systems philosophy and methodology, focusing upon the fundamental importance of exploring value and boundary judgements as part of the intervention process. It includes four detailed examples of the practice of

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This book aims to rethink systemic intervention to enhance its relevance for supporting social change in the 21st century. It offers a new systems philosophy and methodology, focusing upon the fundamental importance of exploring value and boundary judgements as part of the intervention process. It includes four detailed examples of the practice of systemic intervention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306464881
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
01/31/2001
Series:
Contemporary Systems Thinking Series
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
447
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

1. Systems Thinking for the 21st Century.
Section I: Philosophy. 2. Why Philosophy? 3. The Systems Idea. 4. Process Philosophy.
Section II: Methodology. 5. Why Methodology? 6. Systemic Intervention. 7. Boundary Critique. 8. Theoretical Pluralism. 9. Methodological Pluralism. 10. Mixing Methods. 11. Learning about Methodology and Methods.
Section III: Practice. 12. Why Practice? 13. Community Operational Research. 14. Developing Housing Services for Older People. 15. Planning for Disaster. 16. Planning and Evaluation Diversion from Custody for Mentally Disordered Offenders. 17. Developing Services with Young People (Under 16) Missing from Home or Care. 18. Looking to the Future.

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