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Systemic action researchA strategy for whole system change$
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Danny Burns

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347381

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347381.001.0001

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Systemic action research in policy and politics

Systemic action research in policy and politics

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(p.172) (p.173) Nine Systemic action research in policy and politics
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Systemic action research
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Danny Burns

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347381.003.0010

This chapter explores the implications of systematic action research in policy-making community. It argues that systematic action research is a process that could be embedded in the public sphere, offering solutions to endemic social and organisational problems. This chapter highlights the importance of the following: 1) building emergence into organisational decision-making processes; 2) generating a different sort of evidence; 3) rethinking dissemination and roll-out; 4) re-assessing investment risk; 5) replacing the principle of consistency with the idea of appropriate action; 6) enabling sustainable interventions; and 7) re-conceptualising participation.

Keywords:   implications, systematic action research, policy-making community, public sphere, organisational decision-making processes, investment risk, sustainable interventions, re-conceptualising participation

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