Networking requirements, institutional capacity, and implementation gaps in transitional regimes: the case of acidification policy in Hungary

Laurence J. O'Toole

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    Abstract

    Network perspectives can be useful but require further development. Scholars seem simply to assume the presence and importance of policy networks. It is important, therefore, to investigate instances in which policy networks are absent - or present but exhibit structural 'gaps'. Such inquiries can help to clarify the value of the network notion for explaining policy dynamics. This study provides such an opportunity. The investigation focuses on policy implementation for controlling air pollution in Hungary, as organized through the so-called international acidification regime. The case covers an effort to execute continuing and increasing policy commitments amidst dramatic political and economic change. The Hungarian implementation context exhibits a number of gaps or network failures which contribute to underperformance in this sector. Successful program implementation, at least in some fields, requires a recognition that networks are important but do not inevitably develop to fulfill implementation requirements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-17
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of European public policy
    Volume4
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

    Keywords

    • Acidification
    • Transition
    • Hungary
    • Implementation
    • Institutions
    • Networks

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