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Systemic action research in policy and politics

Danny Burns

in Systemic action research

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9781861347381
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303626 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347381.003.0010
Systemic action research in policy and politics

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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

Chapter.  2745 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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