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Unpacking policy gridlocks in Africa's development: an evolving agenda

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:45:47Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:45:47Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13260
dc.description.abstract Policies are not an end in themselves, but deliberate systems of principles to guide decisions and achievement of rational outcomes. Many factors inherent in or transcending policy processes have dramatic consequences for how policies are interpreted and applied. In this article we deploy the concept of 'policy gridlocks' to better understand factors that facilitate or hinder implementation of single or multiple policies in different African policy arenas. We argue that minimizing or ameliorating 'policy gridlocks' requires stakeholders to quantify and more directly feel the cost of their decisions and actions, while scholars must continue to search for institutional means to prevent gridlocks, including broadening the array of conceptual and analytical tools for understanding policy processes. We conclude that limits in financial resources, technical expertise and legislative capacity are the more powerful drivers of policy formulation, implementation and revision gridlocks that need to be addressed, than fragmentation of stakeholder interests. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Unpacking policy gridlocks in Africa's development: an evolving agenda en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 17(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10694 en
dc.PageNumber 115-134 en
dc.outputnumber 9691 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mugwawa, J., Banda, G., Bolo, M.O., Kilonzo, S., Mavhunga, C., Mjimba, V., Muza, O. & Teka, Z. (2018) Unpacking policy gridlocks in Africa's development: an evolving agenda. <i>International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development</i>. 17(2):115-134. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mugwawa, J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Banda, G. en
dc.contributor.author3 Bolo, M.O. en
dc.contributor.author4 Kilonzo, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Mavhunga, C. en
dc.contributor.author6 Mjimba, V. en
dc.contributor.author7 Muza, O. en
dc.contributor.author8 Teka, Z. en

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