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1802-4866
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16 Apr 2015
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Volume 11 (2017): Edizione 1 (June 2017)

Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
1802-4866
Pubblicato per la prima volta
16 Apr 2015
Periodo di pubblicazione
2 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

5 Articoli
access type Accesso libero

Policy Entrepreneurship and Policy Transfer: Flood Risk Governance in Northern Sweden

Pubblicato online: 16 Jun 2017
Pagine: 1 - 12

Astratto

Abstract

Central to policies relating to risk governance at the regional and local levels is the interaction between the public and private sectors also referred to as networked governance. At the same time, the role of political actors in general and policy entrepreneurs in particular, in terms of policy change, has gained considerable traction in recent policy scholarship. The purpose of this study was to investigate the change in governance arrangements resulting in the formation of a coordination network in regional flood risk management-the first of its kind in Sweden. Our research is guided by the following questions: first, would the policy change (the establishment of the networks)have taken place if a policy entrepreneur were not part of the policy transfer process? Second, what is the role of policy entrepreneurship in the implementation of the policy after its nationwide adoption? Third, what other factors played a role in the variation of the results in the implemented policy that is, the enforced networks? We find the role of a policy entrepreneur key in the policy transfer from the regional to the national level. In order to investigate the resultant networks, we draw from B. Guy Peters (1998) and his conceptualization of factors which affect the politics of coordination. In addition to the presence of a policy entrepreneur, we compare: (i) pluriformity of network members;(ii) member interdependence; (iii) redundancy of structures, and (iv) degree of formality (in terms of meetings). Our findings suggest that entrepreneurs contribute to the variation in the functionality of the enforced river groups, though other factors play a significant role as well.Most importantly, perhaps, we did not identify entrepreneurs in any of the river groups which were not functional.

Parole chiave

  • Policy entrepreneurs
  • policy transfer
  • networks
  • risk governance
  • implementation
  • coordination
access type Accesso libero

From a Text to Practice and Back Again. Making Knowledge(s) Work for Participatory Budgeting in Poland

Pubblicato online: 16 Jun 2017
Pagine: 13 - 27

Astratto

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into practices of producing and translating knowledge that is intended to improve the work of participatory budgeting in Poland. From the onset, the knowledge processes described are no flat or transparent accounts. Rather, they should be perceived as profoundly performative, that is, entailing several translations of various types of knowledge together with the very conditions in which they are supposed to operate. The initially launched know ledges are supposed to eventually turn into a fairly coherent, non-imposing, well-embedded framework for thinking and acting. The success is then largely dependent on how know ledges are being inscribed, enacted and embodied in a complex and dynamic environment.

Parole chiave

  • knowledge performativity
  • knowledge translations
  • inscribed
  • enacted
  • embodied knowledges
  • participatory budgeting
access type Accesso libero

Administrative Burden Reduction Policies in Slovenia Revisited

Pubblicato online: 16 Jun 2017
Pagine: 28 - 40

Astratto

Abstract

This article explores non-stimulating regulatory environment that can effect economic activities. Specific focus is on the so-called administrative burdens as it has been established that administrative burden reduction is an internationally used policy with questionable outcomes. This is tested on a case study of Slovenian administrative burden reduction policy concluding that administrative burdens are mostly considered unnecessary but to some extent (34.5%) also necessary, however, as a subject of possible optimisation. The most burdensome is time spent in order to comply with regulation, following successiveness of the burdens (one following the other). Additionally,based on the case study policy, we can conclude that businesses are not well informed about government administrative burden reduction policies.

Parole chiave

  • Administrative burden reduction
  • better regulation
  • burden reduction measures
  • flat rate taxation system
  • small and medium businesses
access type Accesso libero

Policy Implementation: Lessons from the Chilean Policy on Public Management Modernization

Pubblicato online: 16 Jun 2017
Pagine: 41 - 54

Astratto

Abstract

This paper analyses the implementation of public management modernization policy between 1990 and 2013, applying the taxonomy by Hasenfeld and Brock (1991). Information analysed in this study comes from 67 interviews with actors who have played key roles in the implementation of modernization initiatives, as well as from official documents, and academic literature. The findings of the study suggest that taxonomy is useful in characterizing the organizational and inter-organizational behavioural patterns that influence policy implementation;also, that the prevalent driving forces help to understand the dynamic of implementation and what capacities, abilities and strategies are required to put into practice a concrete public policy, which appear to be linked to the context in which implementation takes place.

Parole chiave

  • Chile
  • policy implementation
  • modernization of public management
  • policy reform
  • State modernization
access type Accesso libero

Who are the officials in the central administration of the Czech Republic and what activities do they perform?

Pubblicato online: 16 Jun 2017
Pagine: 55 - 66

Astratto

Abstract

The article examines the section of officials in the central administration who belong to the ministerial staff of the Czech Republic. It examines those persons engaged in the creation of analyses, strategies, and management activities. The study is based on original research conducted by the ministries of the Czech Republic in 2013 (N = 1351). The article seeks to discover what the make-up of this group is in terms of gender, age, and education levels at the chosen ministries, as well as to report on the types of experiences the group has had. The analysis shows that ministerial officials are in fact a gender-balanced group of employees, predominately university-educated. The overall median age of employees in all ministries is 42 years. On the other hand, there are certain inter-ministerial differences, as explained in detail in this paper. Based on results of the empirical research, conclusions have been drawn that may also serve as an inspiration for similar investigations in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe that address similar issues as found in the Czech Republic.

Parole chiave

  • officials in central administration
  • ministerial staff of the Czech Republic
  • ratio of employed men and women
  • level of education of the ministerial staff
5 Articoli
access type Accesso libero

Policy Entrepreneurship and Policy Transfer: Flood Risk Governance in Northern Sweden

Pubblicato online: 16 Jun 2017
Pagine: 1 - 12

Astratto

Abstract

Central to policies relating to risk governance at the regional and local levels is the interaction between the public and private sectors also referred to as networked governance. At the same time, the role of political actors in general and policy entrepreneurs in particular, in terms of policy change, has gained considerable traction in recent policy scholarship. The purpose of this study was to investigate the change in governance arrangements resulting in the formation of a coordination network in regional flood risk management-the first of its kind in Sweden. Our research is guided by the following questions: first, would the policy change (the establishment of the networks)have taken place if a policy entrepreneur were not part of the policy transfer process? Second, what is the role of policy entrepreneurship in the implementation of the policy after its nationwide adoption? Third, what other factors played a role in the variation of the results in the implemented policy that is, the enforced networks? We find the role of a policy entrepreneur key in the policy transfer from the regional to the national level. In order to investigate the resultant networks, we draw from B. Guy Peters (1998) and his conceptualization of factors which affect the politics of coordination. In addition to the presence of a policy entrepreneur, we compare: (i) pluriformity of network members;(ii) member interdependence; (iii) redundancy of structures, and (iv) degree of formality (in terms of meetings). Our findings suggest that entrepreneurs contribute to the variation in the functionality of the enforced river groups, though other factors play a significant role as well.Most importantly, perhaps, we did not identify entrepreneurs in any of the river groups which were not functional.

Parole chiave

  • Policy entrepreneurs
  • policy transfer
  • networks
  • risk governance
  • implementation
  • coordination
access type Accesso libero

From a Text to Practice and Back Again. Making Knowledge(s) Work for Participatory Budgeting in Poland

Pubblicato online: 16 Jun 2017
Pagine: 13 - 27

Astratto

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into practices of producing and translating knowledge that is intended to improve the work of participatory budgeting in Poland. From the onset, the knowledge processes described are no flat or transparent accounts. Rather, they should be perceived as profoundly performative, that is, entailing several translations of various types of knowledge together with the very conditions in which they are supposed to operate. The initially launched know ledges are supposed to eventually turn into a fairly coherent, non-imposing, well-embedded framework for thinking and acting. The success is then largely dependent on how know ledges are being inscribed, enacted and embodied in a complex and dynamic environment.

Parole chiave

  • knowledge performativity
  • knowledge translations
  • inscribed
  • enacted
  • embodied knowledges
  • participatory budgeting
access type Accesso libero

Administrative Burden Reduction Policies in Slovenia Revisited

Pubblicato online: 16 Jun 2017
Pagine: 28 - 40

Astratto

Abstract

This article explores non-stimulating regulatory environment that can effect economic activities. Specific focus is on the so-called administrative burdens as it has been established that administrative burden reduction is an internationally used policy with questionable outcomes. This is tested on a case study of Slovenian administrative burden reduction policy concluding that administrative burdens are mostly considered unnecessary but to some extent (34.5%) also necessary, however, as a subject of possible optimisation. The most burdensome is time spent in order to comply with regulation, following successiveness of the burdens (one following the other). Additionally,based on the case study policy, we can conclude that businesses are not well informed about government administrative burden reduction policies.

Parole chiave

  • Administrative burden reduction
  • better regulation
  • burden reduction measures
  • flat rate taxation system
  • small and medium businesses
access type Accesso libero

Policy Implementation: Lessons from the Chilean Policy on Public Management Modernization

Pubblicato online: 16 Jun 2017
Pagine: 41 - 54

Astratto

Abstract

This paper analyses the implementation of public management modernization policy between 1990 and 2013, applying the taxonomy by Hasenfeld and Brock (1991). Information analysed in this study comes from 67 interviews with actors who have played key roles in the implementation of modernization initiatives, as well as from official documents, and academic literature. The findings of the study suggest that taxonomy is useful in characterizing the organizational and inter-organizational behavioural patterns that influence policy implementation;also, that the prevalent driving forces help to understand the dynamic of implementation and what capacities, abilities and strategies are required to put into practice a concrete public policy, which appear to be linked to the context in which implementation takes place.

Parole chiave

  • Chile
  • policy implementation
  • modernization of public management
  • policy reform
  • State modernization
access type Accesso libero

Who are the officials in the central administration of the Czech Republic and what activities do they perform?

Pubblicato online: 16 Jun 2017
Pagine: 55 - 66

Astratto

Abstract

The article examines the section of officials in the central administration who belong to the ministerial staff of the Czech Republic. It examines those persons engaged in the creation of analyses, strategies, and management activities. The study is based on original research conducted by the ministries of the Czech Republic in 2013 (N = 1351). The article seeks to discover what the make-up of this group is in terms of gender, age, and education levels at the chosen ministries, as well as to report on the types of experiences the group has had. The analysis shows that ministerial officials are in fact a gender-balanced group of employees, predominately university-educated. The overall median age of employees in all ministries is 42 years. On the other hand, there are certain inter-ministerial differences, as explained in detail in this paper. Based on results of the empirical research, conclusions have been drawn that may also serve as an inspiration for similar investigations in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe that address similar issues as found in the Czech Republic.

Parole chiave

  • officials in central administration
  • ministerial staff of the Czech Republic
  • ratio of employed men and women
  • level of education of the ministerial staff

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