Opinion Pieces

Can ‘wicked’ policy problems be successfully tackled over time?

Can ‘wicked’ policy problems be successfully tackled over time?

By Brian Head   There has been a growing literature on ‘wicked problems’, which are generally seen as complex, controversial, intractable and evolving. Both the nature of the ‘problems’ and the best ‘solutions’ are strongly contested by political parties and various stakeholders. The problems are ‘wicked’ in the sense that they are not easily tamed […]

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