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Policy Analysis In Australia$
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Kate Crowley

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447310273

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447310273.001.0001

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Policy analysis and public sector capacity

Policy analysis and public sector capacity

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(p.53) Four Policy analysis and public sector capacity
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Policy Analysis In Australia
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Brian Head

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447310273.003.0004

Policy bureaucrats have been the main providers of public policy advice in modern Australia. But this central role has been seriously challenged by the rise of alternative (non-government) sources of policy analysis and advice. This chapter examines the policy advice capacities within government; the key processes at national level for policy development in Australia, including inter-governmental forums; competitive sources of policy advice; and the likely future requirements for addressing complex policy issues in an era of uncertainty and fiscal constraint. Within public sector agencies, the policy function comprises analytical, administrative and relational roles, which in practice are closely connected. The new economic, social and environmental problems facing government now require policy and governance innovations. These challenges have stretched the policy capacity of managers and leaders to design, implement and evaluate new approaches and to manage new risks.

Keywords:   Policy capacity in Australia, new public management, policy contestability, policy analysis, intergovernmental policy relations

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