Policy innovation in a fragmented and complex multilevel governance context : worklessness and the city strategy in Great Britain
Green, Anne E. and Orton, Michael. (2012) Policy innovation in a fragmented and complex multilevel governance context : worklessness and the city strategy in Great Britain. Regional Studies, Vol.46 (No.2). pp. 153-164. ISSN 0034-3404Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2010.487059
This paper examines whether innovative policy development within fragmented and complex multilevel governance frameworks provides a paradox in that fragmentation and complexity justify, enable, and even require the launch of initiatives to deliver ‘joined-up thinking’, but at the same time place inherent constraints on what can be achieved. A new empirical insight is provided through research into the City Strategy initiative in Great Britain, which aims to tackle local concentrations of worklessness by promoting innovation within a framework of institutional complexity. It is argued that structural reform to provide institutional coherence may be a prerequisite of successful sub-national policy development.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Regional Studies|
|Page Range:||pp. 153-164|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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