Journal article

What can feminist theory offer policy implementation challenges?

G Carey, H Dickinson, S Olney

Evidence and Policy | Published : 2019


Implementation has long been a vexed issue in the mainstream public policy literature.The literature has remained more concerned with the design of policy and evidence of its impact than on the process by which it plays out. While implementation is often portrayed as a simple process of adopting best practice, experiences indicate that it is a far more complex process involving a range of actors translating policy into practice under varying conditions. Substantial changes to public service environments over the past few decades, both incremental and disruptive, have compounded this complexity. Commentators argue that it is time to look beyond current ‘best practice’ for new conceptual tools..

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