The nature of the policy problem

Show simple item record Brynard, P.A. (Petrus) 2007-07-25T09:25:06Z 2007-07-25T09:25:06Z 2006-08
dc.description.abstract The primary focus of this article is the nature of the societal problem requiring policy intervention. Correct diagnosis of the problem is essential for successful policy implementation. There is a lack of certainty about and knowledge of the underlying nature of the social processes involved in the generation of policy disorders. This article attempts to address the very issues involved with the nature of the policy problem and related aspects. The problem situation does not necessarily present the policy maker with a clear-cut picture. The policy maker is, on the contrary, confronted with blurred pictures, where almost nothing is easily determined. In South Africa there is furthermore a complicated network of related policy problems. The example of the Child Support Grant (CSG) that is cited in this article exhibits all the dimensions of a policy problem. The problem of poverty in general is evidenced by certain indicators. Child poverty is therefore only one aspect of poverty in society and child care in turn, is one aspect of policy measures to address child poverty. en
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dc.identifier.citation Brynard, PA 2006, 'The nature of the policy problem', Journal of Public Administration, vol. 41, no. 2.2, pp. 357-373. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0036-0767
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dc.publisher South African Association for Public Administration and Management en
dc.rights South African Association for Public Administration and Management en
dc.subject Policy en
dc.subject Policy implimentation en
dc.subject Policy problem en
dc.subject.lcsh Social policy
dc.title The nature of the policy problem en
dc.type Article en

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