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The Metasystem Paradigm: Applications

  • John P. van Gigch

Abstract

The metasystem paradigm is used to study problems afflicting five complex systems: employment of the disabled, environmental pollution control in Japan, the U.S. income tax system, the reproductive health-care system, and the U.S. nuclear power industry. In each section, the authors identify the problems within the system, discuss the application of the metasystem paradigm, and determine the flow of rationalities and the system’s failures. The wide range of topics discussed herein vouches for the versatility of the methodology presented in this text.

Keywords

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Outage Rate Personnel Department Environmental Pollution Control Evaluative Rationality 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. van Gigch
    • 1
  1. 1.California State UniversitySacramentoUSA

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