Community Based System Dynamics

  • Peter S. Hovmand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 101-104

About this book


Community Based System Dynamics introduces researchers and practitioners to the design and application of participatory systems modeling with diverse communities. The book bridges community- based participatory research methods and rigorous computational modeling approaches to understanding communities as complex systems.  It emphasizes the importance of community involvement both to understand the underlying system and to aid in implementation. Comprehensive in its scope, the volume includes topics that span the entire process of participatory systems modeling, from the initial engagement and conceptualization of community issues to model building, analysis, and project evaluation.  Community Based System Dynamics is a highly valuable resource for anyone interested in helping to advance social justice using system dynamics, community involvement, and group model building, and helping to make communities a better place. Proceeds from the book go the communities who inspired and help develop community based system dynamics.


analysis of system structures community prevention strategies group model building (GMB) model refinement and formulation participatory systems modeling planning and capacity building

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter S. Hovmand
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  1. 1.George Warren Brown Sch of Social WorkWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8762-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8763-0
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