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|Peer Review Status: ||Refereed|
|Title: ||Debate: What is complex government and what can we do about it?|
|Author(s): ||Cairney, Paul|
|Contact Email: ||email@example.com|
|Issue Date: ||Jan-2015|
|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|
|DOI Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2015.986858|
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Public Money & Management on 24 November 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09540962.2015.986858|
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