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Transitioning to World Care: A New Approach to Method in Futures-thinking (Draft paper)

This is a draft of a paper I wrote on futures-thinking. It is a response to an article by Steve Cork et al. in a 2023 issue of the Annual Review of Environment and Resources. PDF (31 pages) Other posts onFunctional Collaboration

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Functional Collaboration as Futurology

In April 2023, I made a presentation to the Australian Lonergan Workshop (held in Melbourne, Australia) on functional collaboration as futurology – the functional specialties link research and policy and dynamically lean forward into the future. Below is a video, audio and PDF of my presentation: Video (22min 5 sec) Audio (22min 5 sec) PDF…

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Transitioning to World Care: Functional Collaboration

In June 2023, the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology was held in Melbourne. Included in this post are the text and slides of my 15 minute presentation. Presentation (PDF – 5 pages plus slides) Video presentation (15 minutes) Audio of presentation (15 minutes) Your feedback on these presentations would be welcome. You can post…

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Functional collaboration post

“A cycle of functional specialties: a framework for collaborative creativity” Functional collaboration is a new way of understanding and doing science. It is a cyclic process that is aligned with how we make progress. As such, by facilitating collaboration between specialists, it improves the prospects of making progress in any area of human endeavour. Functional…

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Researching housing in a global context – Journal article

This post allows you to comment on the journal article, “Researching housing in a global context: new directions in some critical issues” in Housing, Theory and Society (2016) Click here to see more about this article Other posts onFunctional Collaboration in Housing Research

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Eight enduring challenges of housing research

This post allows you to comment on the journal article, “The Eight Enduring Challenges in Housing Studies – on Explanations, an Integrated Comprehensive Heuristic and Implementation: Some Comments on Mark Stephen’s article” in Housing, Theory and Society Click here to see more about this article Other posts onFunctional Collaboration in Housing Research

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Making Progress in Housing: A Framework for Collaborative Research post

This post allows you to comment on “Making Progress in Housing: A Framework for Collaborative Research”, a book which presents a new approach to housing research, one that is relevant to all the social sciences.  a new way of understanding and doing science as a complete set of eight inter-related questions. a methodological framework that…