The rise and fall of a policy: policy succession and the attempted termination of ecological corridors policy in the Netherlands

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Abstract

In policy analysis, studies on policy termination are rare. This article offers such a study. It presents the story of how, despite attempts by the government to terminate it, Dutch nature policy on ecological corridors continued to be implemented by regional governments and in the field. A case analysis is presented that integrates theories and insights not only from the termination literature but also from the literature on implementation. The different factors identified in the literature that enable or constrain implementation and termination have served as a basis for developing possible explanations of the case study. They cannot, however, serve as generic theories with predictive power. Policy termination as well as policy implementation are highly contextual processes and the question which factors will enable or constrain policy termination and implementation can only be answered on a case by case basis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-72
JournalPolicy Sciences
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • nature conservation
  • ecological network
  • nature conservation policy
  • policy evaluation
  • implementation
  • resources
  • science

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