2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294310
Title:
Deliberative inquiry: integrated ways of working in children's services
Authors:
Kakabadse, Nada K.; Kakabadse, Andrew; Lee-Davies, Linda; Johnson, Nick
Abstract:
In striving for greater integration of child services across a number of government and non government agencies, this paper examines the effect of drawing on deliberative inquiry as the lever for realising greater alignment across agencies. The paper discusses the need for improvement in UK local government child services and then offers a review of the dialogue based inquiry approaches. In so doing, the paper highlights the Socratic mode of inquiry, emphasising the dual strategies of penetrative questioning, elenchus, and the process of founding new knowledge through working through confusion, aporia. This paper then reports how a London Borough realised sustained change through the adoption of deliberative inquiry. The study achieved successful integration through the penetrating and contextually sensitive dialogue the inquiry participants generated, allowing them to develop the capability for realising effective organisational change. The paper concludes that deliberative inquiry facilitates individuals to voice their concerns in a manner that prompts ‘consensually accepted beliefs’ to emerge through paying equal attention to the motivation of the inquiry participants, as well as to the reality of the contextual demands they need to confront.
Citation:
Kakabadse, N.K., Kakabadse, A., Lee-Davies, L. and Johnson, N. (2010) 'Deliberative Inquiry: Integrated Ways of Working in Children Services', Systemic Practice and Action Research, 24(1), pp.67-84
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Systemic Practice and Action Research
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294310
DOI:
10.1007/s11213-010-9177-1
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11213-010-9177-1
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1094-429X; 1573-9295
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Leadership Innovation (CLI)

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dc.contributor.authorKakabadse, Nada K.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKakabadse, Andrewen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee-Davies, Lindaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Nicken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-20T13:02:58Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-20T13:02:58Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationKakabadse, N.K., Kakabadse, A., Lee-Davies, L. and Johnson, N. (2010) 'Deliberative Inquiry: Integrated Ways of Working in Children Services', Systemic Practice and Action Research, 24(1), pp.67-84en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1094-429X-
dc.identifier.issn1573-9295-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11213-010-9177-1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/294310-
dc.description.abstractIn striving for greater integration of child services across a number of government and non government agencies, this paper examines the effect of drawing on deliberative inquiry as the lever for realising greater alignment across agencies. The paper discusses the need for improvement in UK local government child services and then offers a review of the dialogue based inquiry approaches. In so doing, the paper highlights the Socratic mode of inquiry, emphasising the dual strategies of penetrative questioning, elenchus, and the process of founding new knowledge through working through confusion, aporia. This paper then reports how a London Borough realised sustained change through the adoption of deliberative inquiry. The study achieved successful integration through the penetrating and contextually sensitive dialogue the inquiry participants generated, allowing them to develop the capability for realising effective organisational change. The paper concludes that deliberative inquiry facilitates individuals to voice their concerns in a manner that prompts ‘consensually accepted beliefs’ to emerge through paying equal attention to the motivation of the inquiry participants, as well as to the reality of the contextual demands they need to confront.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11213-010-9177-1en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Systemic Practice and Action Researchen_GB
dc.subjectsociologyen_GB
dc.subjectorganisationen_GB
dc.subjectplanningen_GB
dc.titleDeliberative inquiry: integrated ways of working in children's servicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSystemic Practice and Action Researchen_GB
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