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Implementation Space 

Implementation space refers to the context of policy implementation.

(Bryant & Mason (2009) PPG 1007) 

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Implementation space can be affected by the regulatory environment, the jurisdiction or cross jurisdictional nature of the policy problem, the number and power of stakeholders, the method of delivery or tool choice and other variable factors. Implementation space can be broad, complex and dynamic as governance structures and the role of governments in policy implementation is subject to change. New Public Management and policy implementation through markets or networks has created a more ‘uncertain’ implementation space, where not all levers of change lie within the government. This requires a re-evaluation of government competencies and incentive structuring in order to achieve desirable outcomes.

References

Bryant & Mason, PPG 1007, 2009.

     

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