Analysing policy processes as multiple governance: accountability in social policy

Hill, Michael and Hupe, Peter (2006) Analysing policy processes as multiple governance: accountability in social policy Policy & Politics, 34 (3). pp. 557-573. ISSN 0305-5736

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Abstract

There is a need to develop appropriate ways to analyse issues about complexity in the governance process and about accountability. The preoccupation with policy ‘stages’ need to be replaced with a more complex model of the way in which policy decisions are inter-related or ‘nested’. It is argued that a ‘multiple governance framework’, influenced by Elinor Ostrom’s ‘institutional analysis and development’ framework, offers a way to do this. The framework is illustrated using examples from English health and education policy, where there are opposed positions about professional autonomy and about local prerogatives, to show how this approach assists the analysis of issues like these.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: © The Policy Press 2006
Uncontrolled Keywords: policy stages; accountability; governance; implementation
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
Depositing User: editor sass
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 11:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2383

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