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Policy Community, Policy Networks and Science Policy in Australia


Homeshaw, J, Policy Community, Policy Networks and Science Policy in Australia, Australian Journal of Public Administration, 54, (4) pp. 520-532. ISSN 0313-6647 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-8500.1995.tb01165.x


Abstract: The policy community approach to policy analysis has been developed from ideas expressed by Richardson and Jordan in 1979. The approach is increasingly used to identify the key actors and groups of actors who make policy decisions, to analyse the interactions between the groups and to hypothesise about the types of outcomes achieved. The approach aids analysis in policy contexts which cut across the boundaries of individual organisations in the policy process, across the public and private sectors, and beyond national boundaries. This paper evaluates several expositions of the approach with reference to an analysis of science policy in Australia and suggests typological refinements which enhance its explanatory capacity. Copyright © 1995, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Homeshaw, J (Dr Judith Homeshaw)
ID Code:7310
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25

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