Policy Coherence for Sustainable Agricultural Development: Uncovering Prospects and Pretence within the Swedish Policy for Global Development
2013 (English)In: Development Policy Review, ISSN 0950-6764, E-ISSN 1467-7679, Vol. 31, no 6, 757-776 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Within the European Union, promotion of policy coherence' is intended to improve co-ordination across sectors and groups of professionals, who make competing claims for agricultural development in low-income countries. This article examines the prospects for stakeholders in Sweden to implement such a policy, drawing on experiences from the launch of a national multi-stakeholder platform with the participation of 99 organisations. Its findings demonstrate institutional fragmentation and struggles for legitimacy, with the internationally heralded Swedish Policy for Global Development operated largely as a tokenistic instrument, legitimised by the pretence of stakeholder engagement. It argues for improved institutional support to facilitate cross-sectoral dialogues to deconstruct social boundaries which are no longer relevant.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 31, no 6, 757-776 p.
Policy coherence, agriculture, institutions, stakeholders, legitimacy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210553DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12034ISI: 000325464000006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210553DiVA: diva2:664125