Rules as Institutional Context for Decision Making in Networks

@article{Klijn2001RulesAI,
  title={Rules as Institutional Context for Decision Making in Networks},
  author={Erik Hans Klijn},
  journal={Administration \& Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={33},
  pages={133 - 164}
}
  • E. Klijn
  • Published 1 May 2001
  • Political Science
  • Administration & Society
One of the issues of the network approach to policy concerns the influence of the network structure on the policy processes that are taking place within it. A central point is the concept of rules. The basic assumption is that actors in networks form communal rules during their interactions. This article shows the way in which these network rules influence policy processes. First, the rules of two local social housing networks are reconstructed. The author then shows how these rules differ (e.g… 

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