Strengthening political leadership and policy innovation through the expansion of collaborative forms of governance

Jacob Torfing, Christopher Ansell

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Resumé

This article explores how political leadership and policy innovation can be enhanced through collaborative governance. The main findings are that while wicked and unruly problems create an urgent need for policy innovation, politicians are badly positioned to initiate, drive and lead this innovation. They are either locked into a dependency on policy advice from senior civil servants or locked out of more inclusive policy networks. In either case, they are insulated from fresh ideas and ultimately reduced to ‘policy-takers’ with limited engagement in policy innovation. Collaborative policy innovation offers a solution to these limitations.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPublic Management Review (Print)
Vol/bind19
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)37-54
Antal sider18
ISSN1471-9037
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017

Bibliografisk note

“This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Public Management Review, 11 Jul 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14719037.2016.1200662”

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