The third edition of the SAGE Handbook of Action Research presents a fully updated version of the bestselling text, including new chapters written by key figures in the field covering emerging areas in healthcare, social work, education and international development, as well as an expanded ‘skills’ section which includes new consultant-relevant materials. Building on the strength of the previous editions, editor Hilary Bradbury has carefully developed the third edition to take a strong international approach to the topic of action research and thus expanding the already-impressive scale and scope of the work. In essence, the third edition follows in the footsteps of the landmark previous editions by mapping the current state of the discipline, as well as looking to the future of the field and exploring the issues at the cutting edge of the action research paradigm today. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, organizational research and education.

Action Research and Ecological Practice

Action Research and Ecological Practice

Action research and ecological practice
Peter ReasonSusan Canney

Surely the greatest challenge and opportunity for action research is the work with the human community to discover and create effective responses to the ecological crisis of our times? This crisis is degrading the ecology of the planet, bringing about the extinction of species at up to 1,000 times the underlying rate, and disturbing the relatively benign climate in which human cultures have developed. It is not alarmist to argue that these changes threaten the life process itself, making the planet unsustainable for complex living beings.

While historically there have probably been both sustainable and unsustainable cultures, we modern humans do not collectively know how to create a sustainable presence on Earth – Thomas ...

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