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Sequences of Policy Failures and Effective Policy Responses

Anton Hemerijck and Martin Schludi

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume I: From Vulnerability to Competitiveness in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240883
eISBN:
9780191600173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240884.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter examines the dynamics of policy responses and their ultimate effectiveness. It identifies typical sequences of policy failures, caused by the misfit between new problems and existing ... More


Italy

Giacinto della Cananea

in The National Co-ordination of EU Policy: The Domestic Level

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296645
eISBN:
9780191599613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296649.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter on the national co-ordination of European Union (EU) policy in Italy discusses the frequent failures of Italian policies concerning the EU, which, in some cases, have become a European ... More


Dilemmas of European Integration: The Ambiguities and Pitfalls of Integration by Stealth

Giandomenico Majone

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199274307
eISBN:
9780191603310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274304.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The Community method is the traditional approach to European integration. However, the method is becoming obsolete, being too rigid to permit institutional and policy innovations, or to apply to ... More


Policy Learning and Policy Failure

Claire Dunlop (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447352006
eISBN:
9781447352044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352006.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, this updated volume explores policy failures and the valuable opportunities for learning that they offer. The book begins with an overview of ... More


Policy learning and policy failure: definitions, dimensions and intersections1

Claire A. Dunlop

in Policy Learning and Policy Failure

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447352006
eISBN:
9781447352044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352006.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides an overview of policy learning and policy failure, both of which are classic topics of policy studies. The links between the two literatures appear obvious, yet there are very ... More


Policy failures, policy learning and institutional change: the case of Australian health insurance policy change

Adrian Kay

in Policy Learning and Policy Failure

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447352006
eISBN:
9781447352044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352006.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter studies the connections between repeated assessments of policy failure, the catalysts of deinstitutionalisation, and subsequent opportunities for system-wide policy learning and reform. ... More


Between policy failure and policy success: bricolage, experimentalism and translation in policy transfer

Diane Stone

in Policy Learning and Policy Failure

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447352006
eISBN:
9781447352044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352006.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter re-assesses some of the literature on policy transfer and policy diffusion, in light of ideas as to what constitutes failure, partial failure, or limited success. Rather than frame a ... More


Pathologies of policy learning: what are they and how do they contribute to policy failure?1

Claire A. Dunlop

in Policy Learning and Policy Failure

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447352006
eISBN:
9781447352044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352006.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores how dysfunctional forms of policy learning impact policy failure at the meso-level. Using the long-running policy failure of the management of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in ... More


British Columbia’s fast ferries and Sydney’s Airport Link: partisan barriers to learning from policy failure

Joshua Newman and Malcolm G. Bird

in Policy Learning and Policy Failure

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447352006
eISBN:
9781447352044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352006.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines situations in which the incentives of partisanship can encourage a government to actively seek to exacerbate an existing policy failure rather than to repair it. Under these ... More


Policy myopia as a source of policy failure: adaptation and policy learning under deep uncertainty

Sreeja Nair and Michael Howlett

in Policy Learning and Policy Failure

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447352006
eISBN:
9781447352044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352006.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter introduces the idea of ‘policy myopia’ as a pressing source of failure in policy making and explores the possibility of developing policies that learn to help mitigate its impacts. It ... More


Governing China's Grasslands: The Creation of Empty Institutions

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Offers a detailed institutional analysis of national grassland policy. It is demonstrated that one of the main reasons for the failure of national grassland policy and the pasture lease system is the ... More


Reconsidering implementation

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

in Reconsidering Policy: Complexity, Governance and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447333111
eISBN:
9781447333159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333111.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Scholarly interest in implementation theory has waxed and waned despite enduring concerns with practitioner competences and the causes of policy failure or policy success. Attention to understanding ... More


Policy Failures and Defeats, Barriers and Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Kenneth I. Maton

in Influencing Social Policy: Applied Psychology Serving the Public Interest

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199989973
eISBN:
9780190628840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989973.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology

The majority of psychologists interviewed emphasize the inherent difficulty in changing social policy—the barriers and challenges typically present, the mistakes made, and the lessons learned. This ... More


One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All

Mark Robert Rank

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195101683
eISBN:
9780199894048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101683.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Despite its enormous wealth, the United States leads the industrialized world in poverty. One Nation, Underprivileged unravels this disturbing paradox by offering a different understanding of ... More


Border Escalation as a Policy Failure

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia

in Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450686
eISBN:
9780801463914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450686.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the spiral effect of policy failure relating to border controls. Comparable to events before 2001, when enhanced border controls increased the number of illegal immigrants and ... More


The Politics of Border Control in Europe: Policy Failure and Border Pressure

Martin A. Schain

in The Border: Policy and Politics in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199938674
eISBN:
9780190054649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199938674.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the growing politicization of border control policy in Europe. It first examines why the border has become important at all at a time when some have argued that borders are ... More


Federal Environmental Justice Policy: Lessons Learned

David M. Konisky

in Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government's Response to Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028837
eISBN:
9780262327138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028837.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The final chapter of the book reviews and synthesizes the key findings from the preceding chapters. The main general take-away conclusion from the book is that the federal government, and in ... More


Underlying Causes of the Financial Crisis of 2008–2009

Richard A. Posner

in New Directions in Financial Services Regulation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015615
eISBN:
9780262295789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015615.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter explores the underlying causes that brought about the financial crisis of 2008 down a path that does not involve bankers and home buyers. Although they both committed mistakes in the ... More


Introduction

Robert P. Saldin

in When Bad Policy Makes Good Politics: Running the Numbers on Health Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190255435
eISBN:
9780190255466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190255435.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The CLASS Act was passed as part of the Affordable Care Act, yet the Obama administration later decided not to implement it. CLASS was supposed to address America’s serious problem with long-term ... More


How implementation works

Nina Holm Vohnsen

in The Absurdity of Bureaucracy: How Implementation Works

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526101341
eISBN:
9781526128539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101341.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter returns to the questions raised in the beginning of the book: how might we understand the self-generative character of bureaucracy? And what might we learn about how implementation works ... More


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