Making policy in a complex world
- 1. Introduction - how to make sense of complexity--
- 2. Insights from multi-level, complex, and polycentric governance studies--
- 3. How to analyse and assess multi-centric governance--
- 4. How to hold people to account in multi-centric governance--
- 5. How to engage effectively within a multi-centric policymaking system--
- 6. Discussion and next steps.
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This provocative Element is on the 'state of the art' of theories that highlight policymaking complexity. It explains complexity in a way that is simple enough to understand and use. The primary audience is policy scholars seeking a single authoritative guide to studies of 'multi-centric policymaking'. It synthesises this literature to build a research agenda on the following questions: 1. How can we best explain the ways in which many policymaking 'centres' interact to produce policy? 2. How should we research multi-centric policymaking? 3. How can we hold policymakers to account in a multi-centric system? 4. How can people engage effectively to influence policy in a multi-centric system? However, by focusing on simple exposition and limiting jargon, Paul Cairney, Tanya Heikkila, Matthew Wood also speak to a far wider audience of practitioners, students, and new researchers seeking a straightforward introduction to policy theory and its practical lessons.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Cambridge elements
- Elements in public policy, 2398-4058
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 04 Feb 2019).
- 9781108679053 (ebook)
- 9781108729109 (paperback)