Systematic policymaking with the institutionalist policymaking framework

Gray, Matthew (2007) Systematic policymaking with the institutionalist policymaking framework. In 2007 ANZSEE Conference : Re-inventing Sustainability - A Climate for Change, 3-6 July 2007, Australis Noosa Lakes, Queensland.

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One of our most pressing needs in creating a more sustainable world is the explicit development of holistic policy. This is becoming increasingly apparent as we are faced with more and more ‘wicked problems'—the most difficult class of problems that we can conceptualise: problems which consist of ‘clusters’ of problems; problems within these clusters cannot be solved in isolation from one another, and include socio-political and moral-spiritual issues (see Rittel and Webber 1973). This paper articulates a methodology that can be applied to the analysis and design of underlying organisational structures and processes that will consistently and effectively address wicked problems. This transdisciplinary methodology—known as the institutionalist policymaking framework—has been developed from the perspective of institutional economics synthesised with perspectives from ecological economics and system dynamics. Substantive and lasting solutions to wicked problems need to be formed endogenously, that is, from within the system. The institutionalist policymaking framework is a transdisciplinary, discursive and reflexive vehicle through which this endogenous creation of solutions to wicked problems may be realised.

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ID Code: 42247
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: wicked problems, institutional economics
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > OTHER ECONOMICS (149900) > Ecological Economics (149902)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2011 03:49
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2011 22:08

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