Truth, knowledge and data: a study of Truth-building in Organisational Change

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An examination of the 'Wicked Problem' of public participation as a necessary core commitment for local governance as enmeshed within the dominance of impenetrable local government structures. This explores power as concentrated in elites, power as dispersed throughout society and power as a negotiation between interests. This was a reflective process while undertaking PhD research using participative action research, participant observation of events, document analysis and the development of concept mapping. A core outcome was noting the importance of civil society as decision-maker, without which the cost to the quality of institutional decisions is profound in not acknowledging the reality and power of civil society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTackling Wicked Problems Through the Transdisciplinary Imagination.
EditorsValerie Brown, John Harris, Jacqueline Russell
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781844079254
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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