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The Spectrum of Responses to Complex Societal Issues: Reflections on Seven Years of Empirical Inquiry

Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
Författare Thomas Jordan
Pia Andersson
Helena Ringnér
Publicerad i Integral Review
Volym 9
Nummer/häfte 1
Sidor 34-70
ISSN 1553-3069
Publiceringsår 2013
Publicerad vid Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap
Sidor 34-70
Språk en
Länkar www.integral-review.org/
Ämnesord Change agents, complexity awareness, complex issues, dialectical meaning- making, diffusion of social innovations, facilitation, perspective awareness, scaffolding, societal entrepreneurship, wicked issues.
Ämneskategorier Sociologi, Psykologi, Statsvetenskap

Sammanfattning

This article offers conclusions and reflections based on nine empirical studies carried out over the last seven years on how increased capacity to manage complex social issues can be scaffolded. Our focus has been on the role of meaning-making structures and transformations in individual and collective efforts to skillfully manage complex issues. We have studied capacities for managing complex issues both in terms of scaffolding group efforts through structured methods and facilitation and in terms of individual skills. Our action research gave us insights into the variability in scaffolding needs: groups are different in terms of the participants' meaning-making patterns, which means that methods and facilitation techniques should be adapted to the particular conditions in each case. We discuss variables describing group differences and offer a preliminary typology of functions that may need to be scaffolded. In a second major part of the article, we report on our learning about individual societal change agency. We offer a typology of four types of societal entrepreneurship and discuss in more detail the properties of dialectical meaning-making in societal change agency.

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