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Institutional complexity traps in policy integration processes: a long-term perspective on Swiss flood risk management.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Policy Sciences. Dec2021, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p911-941. 31p. 5 Diagrams, 2 Charts, 6 Graphs.

Abstract: Complexity is inherent to the policy processes and to more and more domains such as environment or social policy. Complexity produces unexpected and counterintuitive effects, in particular, the phenomenon of policy regimes falling short of expectations...

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Managing pandemics as super wicked problems: lessons from, and for, COVID-19 and the climate crisis.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Policy Sciences. Dec2021, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p707-728. 22p. 3 Charts.

Abstract: COVID-19 has caused 100s of millions of infections and millions of deaths worldwide, overwhelming health and economic capacities in many countries and at multiple scales. The immediacy and magnitude of this crisis has resulted in government officials, ...

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Rethinking the commissioning of consultants for enhancing government policy capacity.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Policy Sciences. Dec2021, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p867-889. 23p. 2 Charts.

Abstract: The increasing international use of consulting firms in public administration has attracted warnings against diminishing policy capability, accountability and transparency. Whilst significant debates and multiple tensions exist, this article introduces...

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Narratives in power and policy design: the case of border management and external migration controls in Italy.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Policy Sciences. Dec2021, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p749-781. 33p. 3 Diagrams, 5 Charts, 8 Graphs.

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Abstract: This article explores the relationship between policy narratives and the design of the Italian border management and external migration control regime in the last two decades. First, drawing from the theory of social construction and policy design and ...

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Public contestation over agricultural pollution: a discourse network analysis on narrative strategies in the policy process.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Policy Sciences. Dec2021, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p783-821. 39p. 4 Diagrams, 3 Charts, 6 Graphs.

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Abstract: The overuse of fertilizers in agriculture and their entry into freshwater has many negative impacts on biodiversity and poses problems for drinking water resources in Germany. In response to exceeding levels of nitrate concentrations in groundwater in ...

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Barriers to the digital transformation of infrastructure sectors.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Policy Sciences. Dec2021, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p943-983. 41p. 1 Diagram, 16 Charts, 9 Graphs.

Abstract: Digital technologies can be important to policy-makers and public servants, as these technologies can increase infrastructure performance and reduce environmental impacts. For example, utilizing data from sensors in sewer systems can improve their mana...

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Trade-offs versus reassurance: framing competing risks in the 2016 Zika outbreak.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Policy Sciences. Dec2021, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p729-747. 19p. 4 Charts, 1 Map.

Abstract: Environmental threats increasingly entail important risks from government responses. In considering the risks of a new vector-borne disease, for example, decision-makers must also grapple with potential risks from responses such as the aerial spraying ...

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Reap what you sow: implementing agencies as strategic actors in policy feedback dynamics.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Policy Sciences. Dec2021, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p823-848. 26p. 1 Diagram, 5 Charts.

Abstract: Government agencies responsible for policy implementation have expertise on policy practicability, efficiency and effectiveness, and knowledge which is provided to policymakers as feedback. However, we know very little about the feedback dynamics in wh...

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Do think tanks generate media attention on issues they care about? Mediating internal expertise and prevailing governmental agendas.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Policy Sciences. Dec2021, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p849-866. 18p. 2 Charts, 3 Graphs.

Abstract: Think tanks are expected to cut through the prevailing short-term government agenda of the day, and to inject long-term perspectives and research-based expertise into policy debates. In order to do so, they need to attract media attention to themselves...

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Designing Congressional Commissions: Background and Considerations for Congress.

Publication Type: Report

Source(s): Congressional Research Service: Report; 5/2/2022, preceding p1-28, 31p

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Abstract: The article focuses on considerations for the design and creation of congressional advisory commissions by the U.S. Congress. It discusses the cataloging and statutory lifecycle of congressional commissions including deadlines for appointments, first m...

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