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How Public Officials Gain Policy Influence – Lessons from Local Government in Sweden
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (Centrum för Urbana och Regionala Studier (CUReS))ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5322-4305
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 0190-0692, E-ISSN 1532-4265, Vol. 37, no 2, p. 129-139Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

That public officials influence public policy is generally agreed upon, but the issue of how individual officials gain this influence is less developed in the literature. Here, the stories and experiences of ten officials, active in local environmental governing in Sweden, are used to identify, describe, and discuss key strategies for gaining policy influence. The result shows the importance of accessing key politicians; avoiding isolation within the administration; developing long-term strategies; and being skilled in communication, networking, and generating external resources. The way these officials act and think challenges some well-established theoretical notions and adds empirical insights to the democratic dilemma of bureaucratic power.

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2014. Vol. 37, no 2, p. 129-139
Keyword [en]
public officials, policy influence, policy change, local government, environmental governing
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Political Science
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-29834DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2013.836662OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-29834DiVA, id: diva2:633656
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Swedish Energy Agency
Available from: 2013-06-27 Created: 2013-06-27 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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