Abstracts: October 14th, 1999

By Peters B GPublic Administration, (UK), Vol 76 No 2. Start page: 295. No of pages: 17

Sees the pursuit of ‘horizontality’ as being the perennial quest of government to link their departments, which have become differentiated and remote from each other, to prevent policy being unco-ordinated between them. Identifies the reasons that this co-ordination is becoming more difficult and considers how this can be remedied. Lists the mechanisms available which would promote policy co-ordination, assessing the potential of policy networks. Sets out the characteristics of a network, outlining how their co-ordinative capacity can be weakened or strengthened and the factors that affect this.

Subject(s): PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, NETWORKS, POLICY,CO-ORDINATION, CENTRAL GOVERNMEN

Database: TMA: Top Management Abstracts

Style: Theoretical with application in practice ISSN: 0033-3298. Reference: 27AX296

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