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The members responsible for taking policy and applicable decisions within territory planning, environment management and public health, necessarily have to make use of policy numbers, that are scientific inputs being expressed quantitatively. These numbers are being built up with calculations based on data derived from research, and they may either express, for instance, economic, social or physical indicators, or represent standards set with normative aims. One should not argue about the correctness of such assumptions here; however, the insufficiency of the above outlined model, referring to several policy matters, is shown particularly referring to territory planning, environment management and public health matters.

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Authors: DE MARCHI B, ISIG, Gorizia (IT);FUNTOWICZ S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Territorio Politecnico di Milano (1997)
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