ANALYSING POLICY DELIVERY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: THE CASE OF STREET CRIME AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
Version of Record online: 21 MAR 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Public Administration © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 89, Issue 3, pages 975–1000, September 2011
How to Cite
SMITH, M. J., RICHARDS, D., GEDDES, A. and MATHERS, H. (2011), ANALYSING POLICY DELIVERY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: THE CASE OF STREET CRIME AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR. Public Administration, 89: 975–1000. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2010.01892.x
- Issue online: 12 SEP 2011
- Version of Record online: 21 MAR 2011
- Date received 29 October 2009. Date accepted 28 March 2010.
For all governments, the principle of how and whether policies are implemented as intended is fundamental. The aim of this paper is to examine the difficulties for governments in delivering policy goals when they do not directly control the processes of implementation. This paper examines two case studies – anti-social behaviour and street crime – and demonstrates the difficulties faced by policy-makers in translating policy into practice when the policy problems are complex and implementation involves many actors.