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A normative application of multi-modal systems thinking to a non-viable social system
Luleå tekniska universitet.
2001 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This research evaluates how multi-modal systems thinking, a normative approach to systems science, answers to the theoretical, practical and ethical demands emerging from research in sustainability and to systems scientists concerned with the norms of life and ethics. The thesis starts with a broad survey of sustainability literature and concludes that this multi-modal systems methodology, which has emerged during the last decade, has a significant contribution to make. This systems approach was applied to Rosvik, a small village in northern Sweden, which is undergoing instability and threats to its longterm viability. In particular, the multi-modal systems method and the software package, SmCube, especially developed to apply this method, proved useful tools. They pointed to issues and identified threats to the village that corresponded closely to those identified in the sustainability literature.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2001. , 173 p.
Series
Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology 1 jan 1997 → …, ISSN 1402-1544 ; 2001:30
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Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-17354Local ID: 2ff1b8b0-76f4-11db-962b-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-17354DiVA: diva2:990357
Note

Godkänd; 2001; 20061114 (haneit)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2016-10-19Bibliographically approved

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