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Systemic Governance and Accountability

Working and Re-Working the Conceptual and Spatial Boundaries

  • Janet McIntyre-Mills

Part of the C. West Churchman’s Legacy and Related Works book series (CWCL, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XLIX
  2. Systemic Governance for Participatory Design and Accountability

  3. Power and Praxis for Social and Environmental Justice

  4. Knowledge, Identity and Culture

  5. The Design of an Inquiry System for Systemic Governance

  6. Shaping Ourselves and Our Futures

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 383-437

About this book


Systemic Governance addresses accounting and accountability and develops conceptual tools to enhance the capacity of policy makers and managers. The structures and processes of international relations and governance need to be re-considered to allow diversity to the extent that is does not undermine the freedoms of others. The book makes a plea for systemic governance. Policy makers and managers need to work with rather than within theoretical and methodological frameworks to achieve multidimensional and multilayered policy decisions. Conceptual tools can be used to enhance systemic governance. The closest we can get to truth is through compassionate dialogue that explores paradoxes and considers the rights and responsibilities of caretakers. Case studies and conceptual tools enliven the text.


Governance Policy consciousness culture decision making process ethics international relations knowledge management management philosophy politics pragmatism sustainability wisdom

Editors and affiliations

  • Janet McIntyre-Mills
    • 1
  1. 1.Flinders Institute of Public Policy and ManagementAustralia

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