Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.identifier.citationFarrugia Mamo, L. (2014). Power devolution : the case of ageing policy in Malta (Diploma long essay).en_GB
dc.descriptionDIP.PUBLIC ADMIN.en_GB
dc.description.abstractVarious levels of government tend to affect our lives. In the case of Malta, a small democratic state, policy is being formulated and implemented on three levels - at an international level, at a national level and on a local level. The existence of local government provides the opportunity to reduce an over-concentration of political power at central government level and allows for different political choices to be made in different localities based on principles of pluralism and democracy, making Local Councils the closest institutions to citizens. To this extent, Local Councils bear the bulk of responsibility in identifying the primary needs of the citizens of the locality they represent and they can either put in place actions to satisfy those needs or else push the government to act that way. The main focus of this case study, based on the inductive approach, are the citizens aged sixty years and over. This study aims to provide information regarding the services which are being offered within the community to persons aged over sixty years and about any new projects which are under way, and highlights the main problems encountered by Mayors. The methodological design which has been deployed to research the subject at hand is a comparative case study based on the inductive approach, making use of mixed methods of data collection. Research was carried out on three localities which were selected by the procedure of purposive sampling. The localities under study are Hal Balzan, Kercem and Zurrieq. Population ageing presents various challenges and this calls for services which take into consideration the needs and interest of the senior citizens to be made available preferably in their local community setting.en_GB
dc.subjectLocal government -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectOlder peopleen_GB
dc.subjectLocal councils -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titlePower devolution : the case of ageing policy in Maltaen_GB
dc.rights.holderThe copyright of this work belongs to the author(s)/publisher. The rights of this work are as defined by the appropriate Copyright Legislation or as modified by any successive legislation. Users may access this work and can make use of the information contained in accordance with the Copyright Legislation provided that the author must be properly acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the prior permission of the copyright holder.en_GB
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Maltaen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy. Department of Public Policyen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorFarrugia Mamo, Lorraine (2014)-
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEma - 2014
Dissertations - FacEMAPP - 2014

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
DIP.PUBLIC ADMIN._Farrugia Mamo_Lorraine_2014.pdf
  Restricted Access
2.65 MBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.