Great policy successes

Or, a tale about why it’s amazing that governments get so little credit for their many everyday and extraordinary achievements as told by sympathetic observers who seek to create space for a less relentlessly negative view of our pivotal public institutions
Public administration Policy Social impact policy analysis
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This edited book explores a series in-depth case study accounts of stand-out public policy accomplishments, across a range of countries, sectors, and challenges. The opening chapter is a field guide to spotting great policy successes in the real world so as to analyse how they came about and what might be learned from them. Achieving success entails two major tasks: craft work: devising, adopting, and implementing programs and reforms that have a meaningful impact on the public issues giving rise to their existence; political work: forming and maintaining coalitions of stakeholders to persuasively propagate these programs. It also involves a temporal dimension with sustaining performance over time and adapting to changing circumstances.

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