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Towards a Framework for establishing Policy Success

Marsh, David; McConnell, Allan


Claims that a particular policy has been a 'success' are commonplace in political life. However, a few of these claims are justified in any systematic way. This article seeks to remedy this omission by offering a heuristic which practitioners and academics can utilize to approach the question of whether a policy is, or was, successful. It builds initially on two sets of literature: Boyne's work on public sector improvement; and the work of Bovens et al. on success, failure and policy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2009.01803.x


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