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Policy failure mobilities


Lovell, H, Policy failure mobilities, Progress in Human Geography, 43, (1) pp. 46-63. ISSN 0309-1325 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0309132517734074


This paper concerns the movement of negative lessons and worst practice in public policy. It focuses on a relatively new branch of scholarship policy mobilities which explores the global movement of policies. Within policy mobilities research there is concern about an empirical bias towards successful policies: there has been insufficient attention to whether policy failures might also be mobile. Ideas and concepts about policy failure from political science, economic geography, and science and technology studies are used to illuminate what is missing from policy mobilities scholarship, why it might be important, and to offer some ways forward.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:lesson-drawing, policy failure, policy learning, policy mobilities, worst practice
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Human geography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Smart grids
UTAS Author:Lovell, H (Professor Heather Lovell)
ID Code:122562
Year Published:2019 (online first 2017)
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT140100646)
Web of Science® Times Cited:37
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-11-17
Last Modified:2020-04-20
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