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Editorials of all kinds offer the author an opportunity to explore the themes of the journal and their linkage to the experience of recent events. In edition 18.2, I suggested that I would like to see systems people more widely recognised, their work and methods more widely practiced and their output more widely appreciated. To this end I suggested that systems approaches needed to move into the mainstream and yet retain that unique value that sets them apart from the hum-drum and often plain uninspiring 'solutions' that clutter much of that broad river. To this end I discussed the value of the papers in this journal that showed a diverse and inspiring series of approaches to problem solving in what I called the SEDC contexts; contexts where issues of sustainable development, environmental change, democratising agencies and conflict are paramount. The SEDC contexts are, for me, some of the defining contexts of our age; and if we are to show the value of our methods to the wider world I argued that we must be seen to be of value in these contexts.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Extra Information:||The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
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|Date Deposited:||09 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2016 11:11|
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