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Organizing in Systems: Using Systems Thinking in Social Movement Organizing

Jaworiwsky, Alexandra (2023) Organizing in Systems: Using Systems Thinking in Social Movement Organizing. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Jaworiwsky, Alexandra

Protest movements calling for justice and policy change within our current systems of governance, economics, politics, and social life have been regular news generators for decades – but so many of the interventions exist merely at a symptomatic level, rarely a systemic one. The standard protest tactics are no longer enough to produce the kinds of radical change that are required to save life on this planet, even if they are what grabs media headlines and public attention.
As we stand at the edge of systems collapse as a result of ecological degradation and an economic system pushed to extremes, the interconnectivity of injustice and social movement activity is perhaps more apparent than ever before. Without radical and transformational change, we risk life on our planet. Presented in this research are the concepts, case studies, and real-world practices that cross the domains of systems thinking, social movement studies, and design to present a framework for organizing people within social change movements to affect transformational awareness, capacity and contribute to deep systems transformation frameworks.

Date: 1 May 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cybernetics, Social Movements, Systems Thinking, Change Movements
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 02 May 2023 17:40
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 17:40
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4046

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