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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. (2015). Systemic Intervention

Publication Date 2015
Publicly Available Date Sep 25, 2023
Series Title Centre for Systems Studies Research Memorandum. Hull University Business School
Series Number 95
Book Title Systemic intervention
Keywords Boundary critique, Critical systems thinking, Marginalization, Methodological pluralism, Systemic action research, Systemic intervention, Systems thinking
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Additional Information ISBN 978-1-906422-32-5


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