Reference: Ken Bausch on Third Phase Science and Dialogic Design Science

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The George Washington University
University Seminar on Reflexive Systems
Friday, March 2, 2012 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Funger Hall, Room 320,
2201 G Street NW

A Confluence of Third Phase Science
And Dialogic Design Science

Kenneth C Bausch
Institute for 21st Century Agoras
Riverdale, GA 30274

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Gerard de Zeeuw introduced the term ‘Third Phase Science’ in 1997.   A deliberative method which is called Dialogic Design Science (DDS; see illustrates an effective way of implementing third phase science as a means of understanding and adapting complex social situations. This presentation will explain De Zeeuw’s concept in non-specialist language and expand on the historical context of third phase science as a means of addressing contemporary needs. It shows how DDS completes Third Phase Science as an axiomatic science and makes third phase science into a valuable design methodology.

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Kenneth C. Bausch, PhD, grew up in Ohio and received his BA in Philosophy from Duns Scotus College followed by four years of intensive theological studies at St. Leonard's College.  He began his professional life as a Catholic priest of the Franciscan Order and has been a pastor, a high school teacher, an inner-city organizer working with street gangs and community groups, a counselor, a social service administrator, a real estate agent, a homebuilder, a contractor, a university professor, a research director, and an organizational consultant. Ken holds an MA in

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Psychology from the State University of West Georgia and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Saybrook University.  Ken now holds the leadership role at the Institute for 21st Century Agoras Institute, Capella University, and is currently teaching an online course through Flinders University in Australia.  His published books include The Emerging Consensus in Social Systems Theory (with Aleco Christakis; Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, CT 2006) and with Tom Flanagan, A Democratic approach to Sustainable Futures (2011).

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How People Harness Their Collective Wisdom And Power to Construct the Future (Research in Public Management)


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