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Peter Knoepfel

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447345053

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447345053.001.0001

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Public Policy Resources

Peter Knoepfel

Policy Press

This chapter deals with Organization which is the existence (or absence) of adequate internal and external structures and procedures that enable an actor to pursue their interests and values during the different policy production stages (program formulation, implementation). It consists of real world interaction processes between specific actors (resource Personnel), which are regulated by rules that vary in terms of precision (general and policy-specific rules). In relation to public actors this resource corresponds to what we call a political-administrative arrangement (PAA), which shapes implementation processes in accordance with administrative procedural acts. Such arrangements can be made visible by retracing the dossier circulation process (including among decision-makers and other actors invited or obliged to provide advance notices), which are specific for the production of various categories of policy outputs. The chapter provides examples from water protection policy, institutional administrative reform policy, environmental policy, and agricultural and health policy. Its main focus concerns all kinds of administrative reforms aimed at improving the coordination between different public policies.

Keywords:   administrative reforms, administrative structures, administrative procedures, public-private partnerships, political-administrative arrangements, PAA, networks

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