Policy-Visibility and Implementation in Public Administration

  • Gedion OnyangoEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3867-1

Synonyms

Definition

Policy-visibility is an approach to policy implementation analysis that broadly describes activities, strategies, and processes involved in enhancing the exposure or increasing the prominence of public policy designs and contents to the general populace and concerned parties (i.e., going beyond policy announcements and moving the policy from the boardrooms to the public).

Introduction

Why do some policies seem to be more impactful or “known” than others, or why are public and political administrators more receptive to some policies or policy contents than others? And why is it that some public policies of similar policy types attract more funding or are more implementable than others within likewise similar environments of public administration? Much as answers to these questions often largely reside in extensive policy studies that over the years have generated rich data,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science and Public AdministrationUniversity of NairobiNairobiKenya