Civic engagement and public policy implementation : the child support grant

Show simple item record Brynard, P.A. (Petrus)
dc.contributor.other Biennial Conference CAPAM (19th : 2008 : Bridgetown, Barbatos) 2009-02-19T11:26:09Z 2009-02-19T11:26:09Z 2008-10-19
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dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the Biennial Conference, Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management, 19-23 October 2008, Bridgetown, Barbados. The amount of time required to define a certain policy proposal, as well as the policy problem itself, are logically determined by the particular issue at hand. Issues that are complex and value-laden generally have higher and more varied levels of involvement by various stakeholders. In some instances, the courts may influence policy content and processes, which sometimes renders this endless complexity even more shapeless and fluid. The support for, or opposition to the issue involved in the policy-making process, or even in the implementation of the policy, further shape and form the final policy to reflect differing values and ideological positions. The final policy involves an extremely complex set of interactions over time. It is therefore important to realize that successful policy-making requires democratic decision-making. Besides the elected policy-makers, the presence of an informed citizenry and self-organized groups may contribute valuable pieces to the final policy. Successful implementation of the policy again requires other critical elements like citizens’ expectations, participation, and continual political engagement. This paper focuses on aspects of citizen engagement and relates these aspects to the child support grant in South Africa in particular. The child support grant addresses the issue of child poverty. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Brynard, P 2008, "Civic engagement and public policy implementation: the child support grant", Biennial Conference CAPAM, Bridgetown, Barbados. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_US
dc.rights University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject Policy implementation en_US
dc.subject Child grand en_US
dc.subject Child support en_US
dc.subject Policy-making en_US
dc.subject Policy en_US
dc.subject Child poverty en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child support -- Government policy -- South Africa en
dc.title Civic engagement and public policy implementation : the child support grant en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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