Local Policy Networks in France and Britain: Policy Coordination in Fragmented Political Sub-Systems

Alistair Mark COLE, Peter John

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Abstract

This article applies the concept of local policy networks to understand the emergence of local governance in France and Britain. Although the concept of policy networks needs to be used with caution, it is a useful way of mapping out the complex interdependencies of local decision makers in both states. Traditional approaches to central-local politics in Britain and France emphasised the contrasts between the two countries, and while these continue, Cole and John argue that recent institutional and policy changes suggest a convergence to a more complex institutional environment and more decision making based on networks between organisations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-109
Number of pages21
JournalWest European Politics
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1995

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

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