Ray Ison, Professor in Systems at the UK Open University since 1994, is a member of the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice Group. From 2008-15 he also developed and ran the Systemic Governance Research Program at Monash University, Melbourne. In this blog he reflects on contemporary issues from a systemic perspective.
There is not much doubt about the demand for general systems theory
under one brand name or another. It is a little more embarrassing to
inquire into the supply. Does any of it exist, and if so where? What is
the chance of getting more of it, and if so, how?
The situation might be described as promising and in ferment, though it
is not wholly clear what is being promised or brewed.