Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorWoudberg, Lesley J.
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-21T01:35:36Z
dc.date.available2011-02-21T01:35:36Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3287
dc.description.abstractThis study uses Kingdon's "three streams" model of the policy process to identify why nitrate contamination of groundwater has failed to capture the attention of decision makers and reach the decision agenda in New Zealand. It was found that despite the recognition of nitrates as a potentially serious problem by a number of specialists since the early 1970s, it has failed to capture the attention of decision makers. This is largely due to a number of obstacles identified in the problem, policy, and political streams of the policy process, and the failure of the issue to attract an entrepreneur willing to invest resources in its promotion. The analysis suggests that the promotion of nitrates to a decision agenda in the future is largely dependent upon random changes in the problem or political streams. However, the chances that such a window of opportunity is opened and utilised may be enhanced by addressing the obstacles in the individual streams, and the emergence of an entrepreneur prepared to make the vital coupling of the problem to a favoured alternative, and to a receptive political environment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectgroundwateren
dc.subjectgroundwater contaminationen
dc.subjectnitrateen
dc.subjectpolicy analysisen
dc.subjectpre-decision processen
dc.subjectdecision makingen
dc.titleNitrate contamination of groundwater in New Zealand : obstacles to the decision agendaen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorBuhrs, Ton
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc160507 Environment Policyen
dc.subject.anzsrc160605 Environmental Politicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc040603 Hydrogeologyen


Files in this item

Default Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record