Steering, Knowledge and the Challenge of Governance Evaluation: The Case of National Health Service Governance and Reform in England

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Greenwood, D and Mills, T. (2019). Steering, Knowledge and the Challenge of Governance Evaluation: The Case of National Health Service Governance and Reform in England. Administration and Society. 52 (7). https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399719883564
AuthorsGreenwood, D and Mills, T.
Abstract

Drawing from “robust political economy” (RPE) literature, we address evaluative questions concerning governance effectiveness in the face of complex, cross-cutting problems. Central to RPE is the challenge of coordination, with its fundamental epistemological dimension requiring close attention to stakeholder knowledge about policy impacts. This focus contrasts with process-orientated analysis predominant in political science and public administration and enables holistic governance evaluation that draws from various, often demarcated, research fields. This is demonstrated through a focus on the evolution of health governance in England, particularly how diabetes services in England were affected by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act.

Keywordsgovernance, coordination, complexity, evaluation, health
Year2019
JournalAdministration and Society
Journal citation52 (7)
PublisherSage
ISSN1552-3039
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399719883564
Web address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0095399719883564
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Print08 Nov 2019
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Deposited21 Nov 2022
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