Rights and Responsibilities in Conversation Practice

  • Gordon C. Dyer

This Chapter links to previous descriptions of conversation in this book as a collective disciplined inquiry, for exploring issues of social/societal significance, or as a process to aid the design of future social systems. This Chapter focuses on the concept of rights and responsibilities as a basis of techniques to support the growing field of conversation practice and purpose. Guidance for a group to sustain their conversation during the designing stage and to continue to develop their conversation and design during stages of implementation and review, are offered.


Social Contract Conversation Group Input Paper Conversation Process Future Social System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon C. Dyer
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  1. 1.Open University in the East of EnglandCambridgeUK

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