© 2006

Volume 1: Rescuing the Enlightenment from Itself

Critical and Systemic Implications for Democracy

  • John P. van Gigch
  • Janet McIntyre-Mills

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ken Bausch
    Pages 55-67
  3. Ian Mitroff
    Pages 123-149
  4. Timothy L. J. Ferris
    Pages 213-225
  5. Mike Metcalfe
    Pages 226-237
  6. Janet Mcintrye-Mills, Douglas Morgan
    Pages 238-256
  7. Russell L. Ackoff, Jamshid Gharajedaghi
    Pages 332-338
  8. Janet McIntyre-Mills
    Pages 339-365
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 367-370

About this book


Rescuing the Enlightenment from Itself: Critical and Systemic Implications for Democracy presents papers that make the case that good governance is about thinking and practice that can lead to a better balance of social, cultural, political, economic and environmental concerns to ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations. The work is inspired by the thinking of C. West Churchman and forms the first volume in a new series: C. West Churchman’s Legacy and Related Works. The book features contributions from a range of invited authors including Russell L. Ackoff, Ken Bausch, John van Gigch and Norma Romm. The volume is aimed at academics, post-graduate students and members of professional associations working in the fields of systems sciences, public policy and management, politics, and international relations.


Democracy Governance Policy Systems consciousness ethics philosophy politics

Editors and affiliations

  • John P. van Gigch
    • 1
  • Janet McIntyre-Mills
    • 2
  1. 1.California State UniversitySacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Flinders Institute of Public Policy and ManagementFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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