Dilemmas and Paradoxes of Regional Cultural Policy Implementation: Governance Modes, Discretion, and Policy Outcome

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Abstract

Bad policy design affects public service delivery and the conditions for providing public services at operational level. Fragmentation of public management due to governance reforms becomes visible in policy failure; a problem for governments, public service providers, and citizens. The poor outcome of a reformed regional museum education policy is the starting point for a study of paradoxes of regional cultural policy implementation. The article opens up the black box of policy implementation and identifies goal conflicts in regional development policy, conflicting expectations among stakeholders, as well as governance paradoxes resulting in gaps between policy intentions, output, and outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-90
JournalAdministration & Society
Volume51
Issue number1
Early online date2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

First published Online: 20 January, 2016.

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Public Administration Studies

Free keywords

  • governance
  • cultural policy
  • policy implementation
  • museum education
  • development
  • regional policy

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