Policy failures, policy learning and institutional change: The case of Australian health insurance policy change

Adrian Kay

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    Although policy learning may stem from assessments of policy failure (Ingold and Monaghan, 2016), establishing such a relationship is not straightforward. As is well known, the drivers of policy change and observations of policy change are not necessarily closely linked across time; indeed, the temporal link between cause and effect may be stretched over relatively long periods in patterns of change (McCashin, 2016). The chapter seeks to introduce a temporal perspective to catalogue the institutional constraints and opportunities embedded in sequences of repeated policy failure; and the subsequent ability of reform advocates to learn how to use the opportunities presented...
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPolicy Learning and Policy Failure
    Editors Claire A. Dunlop
    Place of PublicationBristol, US
    PublisherThe Policy Press
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4473-5202-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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