Monthly Archives: September 2013

Systems according to Churchman

Or, designing both models of reality and systems of inquiry Churchman     C. West Churchman (USA, 1913-2004) was a pioneer in systems thinking, both hard (operations research) and soft (the systems approach, social systems design) (see previous post). He was … Continue reading

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Anti-planning

Is anti-planning a valid alternative to the systems approach? ‘Anti-planning’ is the term Churchman uses to describe various non-systemic approaches to the world’s systemic problems. How people actually think they can address systemic problems asystemically is hard to fathom, but they do. … Continue reading

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