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Systemic intervention

Midgley, Gerald



This paper describes the practice of systemic intervention, emphasizing (1) the need to explore stakeholder values and boundaries for analysis; (2) responses to the challenges of marginalization processes; and (3) a wide, pluralistic range of methods from the systems literature and beyond to create a flexible and responsive systemic action research practice. After presenting an outline of systemic intervention, the author discusses several other well-tested systems approaches with a view to identifying their potential for further supporting systemic intervention practice, and action research more generally. Two practical examples of systemic intervention are provided to illustrate the arguments.


Midgley, G. Systemic intervention

Deposit Date Feb 9, 2016
Journal Research memorandum (University of Hull Business School) ; 95
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Book Title Systemic intervention
ISBN 9781906422325
Keywords Boundary critique, Critical systems thinking, Marginalization, Methodological pluralism, Systemic action research, Systemic intervention, Systems thinking
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