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Success and Failure in Public Policy: Twin Imposters or Avenues for Reform? Selected Evidence from 40 Years of Health-care Reform in Australia

Kay, Adrian; Boxall, Anne-marie


In explaining policy reform, there is a tendency to assume that causes and outcomes are temporally contiguous and that the consequences of reform efforts unfold quickly. There is no obvious reason, theoretical or empirical, why this should be the case when considering the relationships between policy failure and policy success. This paper considers why and how policy failures may be causally linked to future policy events in sequences over extended periods of time. In particular, this paper...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12135


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