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Reconsidering Policy: Complexity, Governance and the State

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


For all nation-states, the context in which public policies must be developed and applied continues to become more complex and demanding. Yet policy studies has not fully responded to the challenges and opportunities represented by these developments. While governance has drawn attention to a globalising and network-based policy world, politics and the role of the state have been de-emphasised. The book addresses this imbalance through a process of reconsideration – re-visiting traditional policy-analytic concepts and re-developing and extending new ones. The objects of reconsideration are of ... More

Keywords: systemic institutionalism, governance, policy systems, Institutions, implementation, research agendas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447333111
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447333111.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Crowley, author
University of Tasmania

Jenny Stewart, author
University of New South Wales Canberra

Adrian Kay, author
Australian National University