Steering, knowledge and the challenge of governance evaluation: the case of National Health Service governance and reform in England

Greenwood, D. and Mills, T. 2020. Steering, knowledge and the challenge of governance evaluation: the case of National Health Service governance and reform in England. Administration and Society. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1177/0095399719883564

TitleSteering, knowledge and the challenge of governance evaluation: the case of National Health Service governance and reform in England
TypeJournal article
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
JournalAdministration and Society
ISSN0095-3997
Year2020
PublisherSage
Accepted author manuscriptRPE and diabetes Adm and Soc VRE final.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/0095399719883564
Publication dates
Published online08 Nov 2019

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