Networks in open systems of governance: The case of an English local older persons' care system

Davis, P.W. and West, K. and Yardley, L. (2011) Networks in open systems of governance: The case of an English local older persons' care system. Public Management Review, 13 (5). pp. 683-705. ISSN 14719037 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This article focuses on an abortive attempt to co-ordinate a local governance network in the domain of older persons' care in England. It locates a key source of failure in pressures in the policy context. Exogenous factors are analysed using a tiered (macro-/meso-/ micro-) model linking context and agents. People occupy specific positions in the policy system and can respond differently to erratic contextual prompts. This putative autonomy imposes limits on the assumed trajectory and ontology of whole-networks in socially contested arenas and delimits the strategic space for network governance. Networks are thus as often effects as causes of social change. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Context, England, Multi-level decision system, Network, Older people
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
UoA Collections > UoA23: Sociology
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 14:58
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 14:58
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2133

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