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The Absurdity of BureaucracyHow Implementation Works$
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Nina Holm Vohnsen

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781526101341

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526101341.001.0001

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How implementation works

How implementation works

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(p.129) 5 How implementation works
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The Absurdity of Bureaucracy
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Nina Holm Vohnsen

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526101341.003.0007

The chapter returns to the questions raised in the beginning of the book: how might we understand the self-generative character of bureaucracy? And what might we learn about how implementation works in general based on a discussion of this specific ethnographic study? Building on the insights developed in the previous four chapters it sets out to chart the systematic ways in which policy implementation fails. The chapter presents seven theses on how implementation works which it suggests can be observed in most if not all cases of policy implementation – be that national policy or international development policy.

Keywords:   Policy implementation, Policy failure, Unintended outcome, Policy effects

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