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The implementation of complex social policy: Institutional layering and unintended consequences in the National Disability Scheme

Nevile, Ann.Nevile@anu.edu.au; Malbon, E; Kay, Adrian; Carey, Gemma

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In this article, we identify the unfolding unintended consequences which flow from one instance of policy layering in Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We show how use of a causal diagram, which highlights feedback loops and emergent properties, to map complex chains of causal factors can assist policy scholars and policy practitioners to understand the likely direction of change and possible responses. In the case of Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme, our...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorNevile, Ann.Nevile@anu.edu.au
dc.contributor.authorMalbon, E
dc.contributor.authorKay, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorCarey, Gemma
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-26T00:22:07Z
dc.identifier.issn0313-6647
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/205570
dc.description.abstractIn this article, we identify the unfolding unintended consequences which flow from one instance of policy layering in Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We show how use of a causal diagram, which highlights feedback loops and emergent properties, to map complex chains of causal factors can assist policy scholars and policy practitioners to understand the likely direction of change and possible responses. In the case of Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme, our analysis suggests that the likely direction of change will work against two of the fundamental design features of the NDIS: providing participants with more choice and control and ensuring all eligible Australians are able to access appropriate services and supports regardless of where they live. Our analysis points to the use of price regulation as the site of potential intervention because of the role it plays in subsequent feedback loops and the development of the two, unwelcome, emergent properties.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.rights© 2019 Institute of Public Administration Australia
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Public Administration
dc.source.urihttps://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12380
dc.titleThe implementation of complex social policy: Institutional layering and unintended consequences in the National Disability Scheme
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume78
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor160510 - Public Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9402227xPUB1
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.wiley.com/en-gb
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNevile, Ann, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMalbon, E, UNSW Canberra
local.contributor.affiliationKay, Adrian, Institute of Policy Studies, University Brunei Darussalam
local.contributor.affiliationCarey, Gemma , UNSW Sydney
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage562
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage576
local.identifier.doi10.1111/1467-8500.12380
local.identifier.absseo940204 - Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
dc.date.updated2020-07-06T08:29:49Z
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