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The governance of problemsPuzzling, powering and participation$
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Robert Hoppe

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429629

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429629.001.0001

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Problem-structuring dynamics and meta-governance

Problem-structuring dynamics and meta-governance

(p.145) Six Problem-structuring dynamics and meta-governance
The governance of problems

Robert Hoppe

Policy Press

This chapter illustrates the types of policy networks and policy politics distinguished in the previous chapter through case examples. It shows that types of problem structure and policy politics change through time. Therefore, using concepts such as policy or institutional entrepreneurship and meta-governance, the discussion demonstrates that policy players actually have some leverage in shaping policy networks and problem structures. It examines prenatal screening in the Netherlands, soil pollution in Volgermeer Polder, and drug policy in Swiss cities, Transitions from one type to the next, whatever the other possible factors involved, apparently cannot be explained unless taking into account the meta-governance interventions of some policy cum institutional entrepreneurs.

Keywords:   problem structures, policy politics, policy networks, meta-governance, prenatal screening, Netherlands

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