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dc.contributor.authorCairney, Paul-
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-24T23:14:07Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-24T23:14:07Z-
dc.date.issued2009-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/15954-
dc.description.abstractThis article has two aims: to qualify the UK government's ‘problem' of governance in a comparison with Scotland and Wales, and to use implementation studies (the ancestors of the new governance literature) to explore policy developments since devolution in Britain. It presents a puzzling finding from extensive interview research: that while we may expect UK government policy to suffer a bigger ‘implementation gap' based on distinctive governance problems (such as greater service delivery fragmentation and the unintended consequences of top-down policy styles), pressure participants in Scotland and Wales are more likely to report implementation failures. Using a ‘top-down' framework, it explores three main explanations for this finding: that the size of the implementation gap in England is exaggerated by a focus on particular governance problems; that pressure participant dissatisfaction follows unrealistic expectations in the devolved territories; and that the UK government undermines devolved policy implementation, by retaining control of key policy instruments and setting the agenda on measures of implementation success.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherSAGE-
dc.relationCairney P (2009) Implementation and the Governance Problem: A Pressure Participant Perspective, Public Policy and Administration, 24 (4), pp. 355-377.-
dc.rightsPublisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Public Policy and Administration October 2009 vol. 24 no. 4 355-377 by SAGE. The original publication is available at http://ppa.sagepub.com/content/24/4/355.short-
dc.subjectagenda settingen_UK
dc.subjectdevolutionen_UK
dc.subjectelite interviewsen_UK
dc.subjectgovernanceen_UK
dc.subjectimplementationen_UK
dc.subjectinterest groupsen_UK
dc.titleImplementation and the Governance Problem: A Pressure Participant Perspectiveen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0952076709340508-
dc.citation.jtitlePublic Policy and Administration-
dc.citation.issn0952-0767-
dc.citation.volume24-
dc.citation.issue4-
dc.citation.spage355-
dc.citation.epage377-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPost-print (author final draft post-refereeing)-
dc.author.emailp.a.cairney@stir.ac.uk-
dc.contributor.affiliationPolitics-
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