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Thursday, July 13
 

14:00

3007 Designing a Policy Response to Populism and the 'Wicked' Issue of Exclusion, Unemployment, Poverty and Climate Change
The scoping paper addresses unemployment as a complex issue, because it has many, diverse, interrelated variables that are perceived differently by different stakeholders (Flood and Carson, 1993).
It suggests a multiple mixed methods approach Romm, 2017) to inform policy development based on a policy process that re-presents the voices of diverse stakeholders (Hesse Biber, 2010), in order to inform a response that takes diverse views into account and strives to find a way to find overlaps in interests or to recognize spaces for difference.

Chairs
avatar for Janet McIntyre-Mills

Janet McIntyre-Mills

SIG Chair: Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, flinders university
I am based at Flinders And I am also linkd with Uni of Indonesia and Uni of South Africa

Thursday July 13, 2017 14:00 - 14:30

14:30

3008 What Is Problem Represented to Be: Water Scarcity, Water Mismanagement Or Misdirecting the Systems? The Wicked Problem of Water Management in Nauli City – Indonesia
The paper delves into the area of concern of water scarcity in an area in Indonesia that we will call Nauli. A critical analysis addresses the social, cultural, political, economic and environmental context of the problem which reveals that the root of the problem is a misdirected system of managing water in the interests of profit for some at the expense of the majority and the environment. The paper addresses the social and environmental justice priorities of managing water effectively. The government regards water as a commercial good and prefers to sell it to the people rather than provide it as a common good.

This paper addresses the conflicts between governments and the challenges that have arisen with the water companies that commodify water while neglecting to maintain water quality and to provide services that also support and preserve the environment. This paper will examine the wicked problem of how to address the challenges of decentralization by ensuring that the needs of people are met by those who are elected and that the constitutional requirements of providing water are indeed addressed.
The WPRB approach is used to produce a map of the different ways in which the problem is represented, and propose a shift in the paradigm to address the water management problem through Ulrich’s Critical Systems Heuristics (CSH).

Chairs
avatar for Janet McIntyre-Mills

Janet McIntyre-Mills

SIG Chair: Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, flinders university
I am based at Flinders And I am also linkd with Uni of Indonesia and Uni of South Africa

Thursday July 13, 2017 14:30 - 15:00

15:00

3065 Enhancing the Role of Education in Saudi Secondary Schools: A Critical Systemic Approach to Address Policy and Governance Challenges
The area of concern for this paper is how to enhance the quality of education in secondary schools in Saudi Arabia. The Critical Systemic Approach addresses the challenges that students face in achieving their learning and life goals and then makes policy suggestions based on 12 is/ought questions (Ulrich, 1983). The analysis draws on the ‘capabilities approach’ (Nussbaum, 2011) to provide policy recommendations that can be used to enhance the role of education in human development. The findings suggest that schools emphasise academic achievement in terms of a standard curriculum, but not in terms of producing well-rounded graduates. The critical systemic analysis suggests that the normative approach for education needs to be based on the development of students’ capabilities (Nussbaum, 2011). The Critical Systems Heuristics (CHS) analysis stresses the importance of working with different stakeholders and across different disciplines in order to enhance the quality of education. The process needs to be based on an inclusive approach to shaping and implementing policies to make sure all stakeholders can contribute to the process.

Chairs
avatar for Janet McIntyre-Mills

Janet McIntyre-Mills

SIG Chair: Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, flinders university
I am based at Flinders And I am also linkd with Uni of Indonesia and Uni of South Africa

Presenters/Facilitators
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Dr. Saad Algraini

Saad Algraini holds a Ph.D. Degree from the School of Social and Policy Studies at Flinders University in Australia. His research project examines public policy for human development in education. Saad has an M.A. in public administration and a B. A. in management and organizational... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 15:00 - 15:30