The Causal Layered Analysis (CLA) Reader: Theory and Case Studies of an Integrative and Transformative Methodology
Edited by Sohail Inayatullah
Tamkang University Press, Tamsui, Taiwan, 200
Johan Galtung, Michael Shapiro, Zia Sardar Richard Slaughter, David Turnbull, Patricia Kelly, Marcus Bussey, Phil Graham, Leigh Canny, Dennis List, Alan Fricker, Ivana Milojevic, Sanne Tikjoeb, Paul Wildman, Jennifer Gidley, Christopher Jones, Murray May, Stuart Hill, James White, Phillip Daffara, Marcus Anthony, Serafino De Simone, Jose Ramos and Colin Russo
As a new theory and method, Causal Layered Analysis:
- Seeks to integrate empiricist, interpretive, critical and action learning modes of knowing
- Unpacks conventional futures
- develops more effective policy
- Creates transformative spaces
- Deepens scenarios
- Systematically allows for the inclusion of the perspectives of stakeholders, and the ideologies they hold
- Can be used as textual critique or in workshop formats
- Consists of multiple levels (the litany, systems, worldview and myth/metaphor)
- Begins and ends with questioning
The book is divided into five parts.
Part 1 – Introduction to the Reader: theoretical, methodological context and case studies.
Part 2 – Methodological comparisons
Part 3 – Case Studies including genetic engineering, poverty, sustainability, racism, globalization, education, pedagogy for engineers, teaching futures, aviation, global media, Japan, City futures, technocracy and integrated intelligence.
Part 4 – As an evolving methodology, including chapters on the cookbook approach, deep participation and action learning.
Part 5 – Appendices to help in the research and action learning process.
Length: 576 pages