Policy failure and the policy-implementation gap: can policy support programs help?

Hudson, Bob and Hunter, David and Peckham, Stephen (2019) Policy failure and the policy-implementation gap: can policy support programs help? Policy Design and Practice, . ISSN 2574-1292. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/25741292.2018.1540378) (Full text available)

Abstract

There is an increasing awareness that policies do not succeed or fail on their own merits. Within complex messy systems, it is unclear how best to ensure effective policy design and implementation. However, rather than just let policies drift into full or even partial failure, governments are now beginning to take an interest in ways in which the policy process – especially the implementation phase – can be strengthened and supported. This article contributes to the debate in three ways: by unpicking the key factors behind policy failure; by exploring different approaches to policy support; and by identifying key messages for policy practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Policy design, policy implementation, policy-implementation gap, policy failure, policy support programs
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Meg Dampier
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 12:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72775 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Peckham, Stephen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7002-2614
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