Reconsidering policy: Complexity, governance and the state

Kate Crowley, Jenny Stewart, Adrian Kay, Brian W. Head

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For nation-states, the contexts for developing and implementing policy have become more complex and demanding. Yet policy studies have not fully responded to the challenges and opportunities represented by these developments. Governance literature has drawn attention to a globalising and network-based policy world, but politics and the role of the state have been de-emphasised. This book addresses this imbalance by reconsidering traditional policy-analytic concepts, and re-developing and extending new ones, in a melded approach defined as systemic institutionalism. This links policy with governance and the state and suggests how real-world issues might be substantively addressed.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781447333128
ISBN (Print)9781447333111
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2020


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