The System Approach: Introduction and Examples

  • John P. van Gigch


Life in society is organized around complex systems in which, and by which, man tries to bring some semblance of order to his universe. Life is organized around institutions of all sorts: some are man-made, others have developed, it seems, without concerted design. Some institutions, such as the family, are small and tractable; others, like politics or industry, are national in scope and becoming more complex every day. Some institutions are privately owned, and others belong in the public domain. In every walk of life, whatever our job or our intent, we have to come to grips with organizations and with systems.


Decision Maker System Approach Criminal Justice System Conversion Process System Boundary 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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