Contemporary public affairs & superwicked problems

Notes to accompany the Exeter Observer community journalism training course.

Contemporary public affairs

Contemporary fourth estate has become very complex, compromised, often transnational:

Constitutional crisis? Other three estates in conflict (with parts of fourth complicit):

UK devolved sub-national government:

England & Wales local and regional government:

Superwicked problems

Political system proving unfit for purpose just as most needed to deal with new class of “superwicked” problems:

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