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Title: Interest groups and wicked problems : the case of water policy
Other Titles: Public Life in Malta III : papers on governance, politics and public affairs in the EU’s smallest member state
Authors: Vella, Cleavon
Keywords: Water-supply -- Government policy
Water-supply -- Government policy -- Malta
Water resources development -- Government policy
Water resources development -- Government policy -- Malta
Water conservation -- Government policy
Water conservation -- Government policy -- Malta
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Public Policy
Citation: Vella, C. (2020). Interest groups and wicked problems : the case of water policy. In M. T. Vassallo & C. Tabone (Eds.), Public Life in Malta III : papers on governance, politics and public affairs in the EU’s smallest member state (pp. 241-270). Malta: University of Malta. Department of Public Policy.
Abstract: This study investigates the influence that interest groups have on government, taking the wicked problem of water policy as a context, as it offers a unique platform to explore interest group influence. The notion concerning wicked problem has been pioneered by urban planners Rittel and Webber (1973: 160)1 who elucidated that ‘the kinds of problems that planners deal with – societal problems – are inherently different from the problems that scientists deal with, describing them as ‘inherently wicked’, including ‘nearly all public policy issues’.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/58882
ISBN: 9789995717551
Appears in Collections:Public Life in Malta : papers on governance, politics and public affairs in the EU’s smallest member state : Vol. 3 / 3

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