Lack of coordination

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Lack of coordination among agencies

Ataxia (from Greek α- [a negative prefix] + -τάξις [order] = "lack of order") is a neurological sign consisting of lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements that can include gait abnormality, speech changes, and abnormalities in eye movements, that indicates dysfunction of parts of the nervous system that coordinate movement, such as the cerebellum.

These nervous system dysfunctions occur in several different patterns, with different results and different possible causes. Ataxia can be limited to one side of the body, which is referred to as hemiataxia. Friedreich's ataxia has gait abnormality as the most commonly presented symptom. Dystaxia is a mild degree of ataxia.

Following an agreement in 1985 among the Schengen group of EEC/EU countries concerning border controls, it was agreed to set up a Europe-wide police database covering wanted persons and illegal immigrants. This was due to be launched in 1993. In 1994 it was still not in operation and it was believed that it might never function correctly. Problems arose because for political reasons it proved necessary to allow each country to design its own databank to be linked to a central computer, even though this approach was more expensive and less efficient. The proposal finally selected for the central system had disadvantages relating to planning, conception and implementation but was also selected primarily on political criteria. The recommendations made by computer experts that the project be placed under a single responsible authority were ignored in favour of a rotating system of responsibility among the nine participating countries. As a result the nine countries worked on their own systems without any particular group being charged with the responsibility of ensuring the management of the overall project and compatibility with the central system. Projects with a broader focus and involving more politically-sensitive countries tend to raise even more problems of coordination.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST