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 ==== About the Author ==== ==== About the Author ====
  
-//Werner Ulrich// is a social scientist and practical philosopher born in 1948 in Bern, Switzerland. He obtained doctorates in Economics and Social Science (Dr.rer.pol.,​ 1975) from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland,​ and in Philosophy of Social Systems Design (Ph.D., 1980) from the University of California at Berkeley. At Berkeley he studied and worked for five years with C. West Churchman; he also translated Churchman'​s book //The Systems Approach and Its Enemies// into German. Ulrich has since become known as one of the originators of Critical Systems Thinking (CST), which he understands as systemic thinking in the service of reflective practice and research. He has many years of experience as chief evaluator and policy analyst in government and as a professor of social planning, program evaluation, poverty research, and critical systems thinking at the University of Fribourg and other universities. He is currently (2005-2010) ​Honorary Visiting Professor in the Technology Faculty of The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Previously he has held Visiting professorships at the University of Hull, UK (1985-86), at the University of Humberside & Lincolnshire (now University of Lincoln), UK (1997-2000),​ and at Canterbury University in Christchurch,​ New Zealand (1999). Among over 175 publications,​ his major book thus far is //Critical Heuristics of Social Planning: A New Approach to Practical Philosophy//​ (Wiley paperback reprint edition, New York, 1994). His current research program "CST for Professionals and Citizens"​ explores the ways critical systems thinking can contribute to responsible professional practice and to preparing citizens for their role in a living civil society. \\ \\+//Werner Ulrich// is a social scientist and practical philosopher born in 1948 in Bern, Switzerland. He obtained doctorates in Economics and Social Science (Dr.rer.pol.,​ 1975) from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland,​ and in Philosophy of Social Systems Design (Ph.D., 1980) from the University of California at Berkeley. At Berkeley he studied and worked for five years with C. West Churchman; he also translated Churchman'​s book //The Systems Approach and Its Enemies// into German. Ulrich has since become known as one of the originators of Critical Systems Thinking (CST), which he understands as systemic thinking in the service of reflective practice and research. He has many years of experience as chief evaluator and policy analyst in government and as a professor of social planning, program evaluation, poverty research, and critical systems thinking at the University of Fribourg and other universities. He has also been Honorary Visiting Professor in the Technology Faculty of The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom ​(2005-2010). Previously he has held Visiting professorships at the University of Hull, UK (1985-86), at the University of Humberside & Lincolnshire (now University of Lincoln), UK (1997-2000),​ and at Canterbury University in Christchurch,​ New Zealand (1999). Among over 185 publications,​ his major book thus far is //Critical Heuristics of Social Planning: A New Approach to Practical Philosophy//​ (Wiley paperback reprint edition, New York, 1994). His current research program "CST for Professionals and Citizens"​ explores the ways critical systems thinking can contribute to responsible professional practice and to preparing citizens for their role in a living civil society. \\ \\
  
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