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Week 19 – Systems thinking II

w19 Learning materials ‘handout’ – Systems thinking II [pdf]

Primary reading

EMF (2021), Circular economy: an overview, Ellen MacArthur Foundation [from Educational Resources]

*** Meadows, D (2009), Thinking in systems (extract), London: Earthscan – you can find more online with judicious searching – this is a key text for systems thinking

Meadows, D (1997), Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System, [Academy for Systems Change archive]

** Raworth, K (2017), Doughnut economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist, London: Penguin Random House [ch 4]

Background

Jones, A (2020), Why systems thinking isn’t a fad, Cabinet Office blog, June 4th

C-ROADS and En-ROADS simulators