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Societal Learning and Change: How Governments, Business and Civil Society are Creating Solutions to Complex Multi-Stakeholder Problems
Constructing roads in Madagascar; forestry along Canada's Pacific Coast; water and sanitation projects in South Africa; community banking in the United States; constructing a new global system for corporate reporting. These all have something in common. They provide great illustrations of the types of profound and wise changes needed in the way we run our affairs if we are to respond to the scale of environmental and social challenges and opportunities facing us. They are examples of 'societal learning and change'. This book suggests that our challenge is to create learning societies and processes. This involves both change in ourselves as individuals, but also change in the way the three key systems that make up our societies -- the political system (government), economic system (business) and social system (civil society) -- function by creating more robust interactions that respond to human and environmental imperatives rather than organisational ones.

Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing in association with GSE Research

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pp. i-ix(9)
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Responding to crisis and opportunity
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Where does the SLC concept come from?
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The case studies
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What is changing?
pp. 79-92(14)
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What are the change rationales and motivations?
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What is the change process?
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What are the SLC structures?
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What are the SLC lessons?
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SLC: a growth industry
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