Title

Successful Activism Strategies: five extensions to Ashby

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

ANZSYS

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Psychology and Social Science

RAS ID

4226

Comments

This article was originally published as: Love, T., & Cooper, T. (2007). Successful Activism Strategies: five extensions to Ashby. Proceedings of ANSYS'07. (pp. 1-11). Auckland. ANZSYS.

Abstract

This paper reports two outcomes of research undertaken by the authors. These comprise an extension to Ashby's Law of Requisite Variety and the application of the five extensions to Ashby's Law derived so far by the authors to the complex socio-technical problems associated with developing successful activism strategies and resisting them. These new extensions reposition Ashby's Law of Requisite Variety as a tool of politics and power.