Knowing Differently in Systemic Intervention

Rajagopalan, Raghav. and Midgley, Gerald. (2015) Knowing Differently in Systemic Intervention. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 32 5: 546-561. doi:10.1002/sres.2352


Author Rajagopalan, Raghav.
Midgley, Gerald.
Title Knowing Differently in Systemic Intervention
Journal name Systems Research and Behavioral Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1099-1743
1092-7026
Publication date 2015-09
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/sres.2352
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 32
Issue 5
Start page 546
End page 561
Total pages 16
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract This paper makes the case for extended ways of knowing in systemic intervention. It argues that the deployment of formal (even reflective) thinking and dialogue methods are inadequate, on their own, to the critical tasks of comprehending larger wholes and appreciating others' viewpoints. Theory and techniques need to go further and access other forms of knowing, held in experiential, practical or symbolic ways. This could offer a better basis to incorporate marginalized people and other phenomena that are affected by interventions but do not have a voice, such as ecosystems and future generations.
Keyword Systemic intervention
Systems philosophy
Boundary critique
Critical systems thinking
Epistemology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Official 2016 Collection
 
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