Publications

Don’t forget about Boxer: Teaching Systems Thinking, Complexity and Design to NCMs

Author: Robert Lummack Abstract: Since 2009, Robert has worked with the team at the Osside…

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Stumbling into Design: Action Experiments in Professional Military Education at Canadian Forces College

Author: Paul Mitchell Abstract: Operations for small militaries are largely about aid to civil power…

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Of Garbage Cans and Paradox: Reflexively Reviewing Design, Mission Command, and the Gray Zone

Author: Grant Martin Abstract: As a rule-following organization, the military both suffers and benefits from bureaucracy. One…

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Carl von Clausewitz and the Invention of the Conservative Nation-State: Retrieving Instrumental Reflexivity in the Strategic Tradition

Author: Philippe Dufort Abstract: The necessity to innovate and profoundly reform the State was a shared concern…

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Design: an Ethical and Moral Project. Conscious Intention for the Cybernetician

Author: Francis Clermont Abstract: Military literature pertaining to systems thinking and design has not yet addressed…

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Design in Civvies: The Promise of Creating Degrees of Freedom in Government

Author: Alex Ryan  Abstract: Both military and civilian design can be measured by the degrees…

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