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Polityki publiczne wobec wzorców zarządzania publicznego
Public policy and patterns of public governance

Author(s): Andrzej Zybała
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie we współpracy z Wydawnictwem Naukowym Scholar
Keywords: public policy; public governance; politics; models of public governance; policy problems; policy knowledge

Summary/Abstract: Formulating and implementing programmes and public policies is a very complex process, determined by many factors. Th e key factors are associated with the leading patterns of public governance. In Poland, they refl ect a model that consists in governing by legislation and top-down control. Th ey defi ne to a great extent many key features of policy formulation and policy implementation, including the diff erent types of relations between policy stakeholders (policy actors), and styles of policy execution (more hierarchical or partnership based). Th ey also determine the extent to which policy knowledge is valued among policymakers and used in policymaking; and whether policies are formulated based on evidence or on the decision makers’ authoritarian approach. In reality, existing patterns and characteristics of public governance in Poland do not contribute to a more eff ective process for formulating and executing policies.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 34-48
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish