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Title: Debate: What is complex government and what can we do about it?
Authors: Cairney, Paul
Contact Email: p.a.cairney@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Jan-2015
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Cairney P (2015) Debate: What is complex government and what can we do about it? , Public Money and Management, 35 (1), pp. 3-6.
Abstract: ‘Complex government' relates to many factors: the size and multi-level nature of government; the proliferation of rules, regulations and public bodies; a crowded arena with blurry boundaries between policy-makers and the actors who influence them; and general uncertainty when people interact in unpredictable ways within a changeable policy environment. Complex government is difficult to understand, control, influence and hold to account. This article considers it from various perspectives: scholars trying to conceptualize it; policy-makers trying to control or adapt to it; and scientists, interest groups and individuals trying to influence it
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21587
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2015.986858
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Affiliation: Politics

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