Governing in the Anthropocene: what future systems thinking in practice?"

Ray L Ison


To what extent can governing, researching, managing,.doing what we do when we do what we understood as a praxis (theory-informed practical action) able to respond to the 'problematique' that an Anthropocene framing reveals?   Reflecting on this question what possible futures emerge for systems thinking in practice and for a society committed in name to an internationalist discourse that to date revolves around  'the systems sciences'?   What institutional forms and praxis innovations are needed to carry us forward, to be capable and seen to be capable, of responding to the Anthropocene? Responses to these questions will be grounded in 35 years of researching experience.

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