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[Author's abstract] If Critical Systems Thinking is to contribute to enlightened
societal practice, e.g. with respect to the pressing environmental and societal
issues of our time, it should be accessible not only to well-trained
decision-takers and academics but also to a majority of citizens. The point is
not that Critical Systems Thinking ought to take an advocacy stance but
rather, that it has a potential to give new meaning to the concept of
citizenship; it might enable all of us to become more responsible citizens. My
question is, how can we harvest this potential? I propose that the way in
which we seek to answer this question might constitute an important test for
the methodological viability and validity of Critical Systems Thinking.

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Critical Systems Thinking for Citizens: A Research Proposal
Talk given to the Centre for Systems Studies on 28 November 1995
Werner Ulrich.

Published 1996 by University of Hull, Centre for Systems Studies, Research Memorandum No. 10 in Hull, UK .
Written in English.

About the Book

Original edition. A revised and expanded version of 2003, titled "Pragmatizing Critical Systems Thinking for Professionals and Citizens," is available at the author's web site,

Table of Contents

What is "Pragmatisation" of Critical Systems Thinking?
Pragmatising Critical Systems Ideas: For Whom and With What Practical Difference in Mind?
Some Preliminary Conjectures on the Target Group "Citizens"
Pragmatising Critical Systems Ideas for Citizens – But How? What Core Ideas Offer themselves for Pragmatisation?
In What Context Might "Critical Systems Thinking for Citizens" Make a Difference?

Edition Notes

Research memorandum / Centre for Systems Studies, University of Hull -- no.10

The Physical Object

Working paper (soft cover)
Number of pages
29 x 21 x 0.25 centimeters
110 grams

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