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The importance of feedback: Policy transfer, translation and the role of communication

Park, C, Wilding, MA and Chung, C 2014, 'The importance of feedback: Policy transfer, translation and the role of communication' , Policy Studies , pp. 1-16.

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In recent years, translation has begun to be employed in multidisciplinary policy studies as a more constructivist alternative to the established policy transfer literature. While both transfer and translation acknowledge the complex nature of communication in the adaptation of policies to new contexts, they are yet to investigate the impact of communication types on the modification of policies. This study draws upon public relations theory in order to develop four modes of translation in the transfer of policy. The modes are utilized as a means of illustrating how two-way communication between both borrowers and lenders, and borrowers and policy stakeholders is most likely to increase the chances of policy success. The practicality of the theoretical model is illustrated through examples of congestion charge translation in Stockholm and Greater Manchester.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: policy transfer, translation, communication, public relations theory, policy success, congestion charges, Stockholm, Greater Manchester
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Policy Studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0144-2872
Funders: None
Depositing User: S Rafiq
Date Deposited: 07 May 2014 15:12
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:43

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