Policy Learning and Policy Failure: Definitions, Dimensions and Intersections
Policy and Politics
Reason for embargo
Policy failures present a valuable opportunity for policy learning, but public officials have failed to learn valuable lessons from these experiences. The studies in this volume investigate this broken link. This introduction to the issue defines policy learning and failure, before organising the main studies in these fields along the key dimensions of: processes, products and analytical levels. We continue with an overview of the special issue articles, outlining where they sit in the wider literature and how they link learning and failure. We conclude by sketching a research agenda linking policy scholars with policy practice.
Vol. 45 (1)
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University of Exeter (University of Exeter, 2017-01)This is the Open Access Research and Research Data Management Policy of the University of Exeter, published in January 2017
King, Anthony (Taylor & Francis, 2006-09)Recent discussion of the Common Security and Foreign Policy has focussed on the international relations between European member states. Such a focus is entirely valid since the project is being driven forward by nation ...
Dunlop, CA; Radaelli, CM (Policy Press, 2018)Policy learning is an attractive proposition, but who learns and for what purposes? Can we learn the wrong lesson? And why do so many attempts to learn what works often fail? In this article, we provide three lessons. ...