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Author Ney, Steven.

Title Resolving messy policy problems : handling conflict in environmental, transport, health and ageing policy / Steven Ney
Published London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 210 pages) : illustrations
Series Science in society series
Science in society series.
Contents List of Figures, Tables and Boxes; Acknowledgements; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Understanding Policy Conflict; Chapter 3 Transport; Chapter 4 Ageing; Chapter 5 Health; Chapter 6 Conclusion -- Mess, Conflict and Pluralism; Index
Summary Our lives increasingly take place in ever more complex and interconnected networks that blur the boundaries we have traditionally used to define our social and political spaces. Accordingly, the policy problems that governments are called upon to deal with have become less clear-cut and far messier. This is particularly the case with climate change, environmental policy, transport, health and ageing - all areas in which the tried-and-tested linear policy solutions are increasingly inadequate or failing. What makes messy policy problems particularly uncomfortable for policy makers is that scien
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Policy sciences.
Political planning -- Europe
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- General.
Policy sciences.
Political planning.
Politiskt beslutsfattande.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 184977238X