How do cities approach policy innovation and policy learning? A study of 30 policies in Northern Europe and North America

@article{Marsden2010HowDC,
  title={How do cities approach policy innovation and policy learning? A study of 30 policies in Northern Europe and North America},
  author={G. Marsden and K. Frick and A. May and E. Deakin},
  journal={Transport Policy},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={501-512}
}
This paper reports on a study of current practice in policy transfer, and ways in which its effectiveness can be increased. A literature review identifies important factors in examining the transfer of policies. Results of interviews in eleven cities in Northern Europe and North America investigate these factors further. The principal motivations for policy transfer were strategic need and curiosity. Local officials and politicians dominated the process of initiating policy transfer, and local… Expand
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