Opportunity Structure

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Justin Smith
The Public Sphere Project & St. Mary's University

When operationalizing a pattern language for use within the real world it is difficult, to nearly impossible to gauge its capacity for acquiring or engnedering the type of qualitative change an organization or collective of comminity actors wishes to see. This is often the case when engaging in any kind of change process, whether it is social, political, economic or technological in nature. This presents a variety of problematic elements that are often inaccessible through a general normative argument for a particular collection of patterns to be applied for a social change project.


The assessment of a contextual oppurtunity structure is necessary component to the implemntation of any applied pattern language initiative


In order to address this problem it is critical that we as a cooperative community of researchers and activists begin to look at the contexts in which our activities reside within.

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