Improving policy implementation through collaborative policymaking

Christopher Ansell, Eva Sørensen, Jacob Torfing

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We offer a fresh perspective on implementation problems by suggesting that collaborative policy design and adaptive policy implementation will help public policy makers to improve policy execution. Classical implementation theories have focused too narrowly on administrative stumbling blocks and New Public Management has reinforced the split between politics and administration. Attempts to improve policy implementation must begin by looking at policy design, which can be improved through collaboration and deliberation between upstream and downstream actors. We provide a broad overview of how collaborative policymaking and adaptive policy implementation might work in theory and practice
TidsskriftPolicy and Politics
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)467-486
Antal sider20
StatusUdgivet - 2017


  • Collaboration
  • Implemetation
  • Policymaking

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