Rescuing the Enlightenment from Itself: Critical and Systemic Implications for Democracy presents papers that make the case that good governance is about thinking and practice that can lead to a better balance of social, cultural, political, economic and environmental concerns to ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations. The work is inspired by the thinking of C. West Churchman and forms the first volume in a new series: C. West Churchman's Legacy and Related Works. The book features contributions from a range of invited authors including Russell L. Ackoff, Ken Bausch, John van Gigch and Norma Romm. The volume is aimed at academics, post-graduate students and members of professional associations working in the fields of systems sciences, public policy and management, politics, and international relations.
Preface to a New Books Series: C.West Churchman Legacy and Related Works, John van Gigch and Janet McIntyre.- Introduction to Volume 1: The Contribution of West Churchman to Sustainable Governance and International Relations, Janet McIntyre.- Recollections and Thoughts by his Colleague and a Newcomer to his Work: C West Churchman and The New World of Co-Design, Olov Forsgren.- Some Notes with Regard to 'Thought and Wisdom', Janette Young.- The Contribution of West Churchman to Doing Better Governance and International Relations: The Systems Approach and its Enemies Helps us Find the Morality of a Revised Democracy, John van Gigch.- Be Your Enemy, Ken Bausch.- The Social Significance of Churchman's Epistemological Position: Implications for responsible conduct, Norma Romm.- Understanding Churchman's Work through Practical Applications in the Public and Private Sectors to Enhance Social and Environmental Justice: A Retrospective Structural Inquiry of the Predicament of Humankind: Prospectus of the Club of Rome, Alexander N. Christakis.- Systemic IQ: Systemic intervention and problem appreciation, Ian Mitroff.- Information Systems Development as Inquiring Systems, Andrea Carugati.- Pragmatism Meets Systems Thinking: The legacy of C.West Churchman, David Mathews.- Churchman and Measurement, Timothy Ferris.- Justifying Knowledge Claims, Mike Metcalfe.- Bush Tucker, Conversation and Rich Pictures: Capacity recognition and entrepreneurship through systemic praxis with Neporendi Forum Inc., Janet McIntyre.- Addressing Indigenous Australian Social Exclusion: A strategic praxis approach to research and the provision of social services, Douglas Morgan.- An Exploration and Extension of Churchman's Insights towards the Tackling of Racial Discrimination as a World Problem, Norma Romm.- Conclusion: Designing a Replacement for the UN, Russell L. Ackoff and Jamshid Gharajedaghi.- Rescuing the Enlightenment from Itself: Implications for re-Working democracy and internationalrelations, Janet McIntyre.
The first volume in a new series exploring the work and legacy of C. West Churchman.
Features contributions from a range of invited authors including Russell L. Ackoff, Ken Bausch, John van Gigch and Norma Romm. The book presents papers that make the case that good governance is about thinking and practice that can lead to a better balance of social, cultural, political, economic and environmental concerns to ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations.