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The public policy – action relationship
Much literature on the public policy process focuses narrowly on the policy-making part. This free course, The public policyaction relationship, widens the focus to examine the implementation phase, and how change happens as a result of new policies: that is, policyaction relationship. It does this by looking at four different models of how this relationship can work, through examples from varying fields. The course will be of interest to public sector managers, their staff and the general reader.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the value of modelling the public policy–action relationship
- explain the mechanical, organic, cultural and political models of the policy–action relationship.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Models of implementation
- 2 The models in action: what counts is what works?
- 3 Governance, policy and action
- 4 The public policy-action relationship: activities
- 5 Conclusion
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