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LEARNING FROM SUCCESS: ARE SUCCESSFUL GOVERNMENTS ROLE MODELS?
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3522-4966
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2015 (English)In: Public Administration, ISSN 0033-3298, E-ISSN 1467-9299, Vol. 93, no 3, 733-752 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Do local governments learn from their successful peers when designing public policies? In spite of extensive research on policy diffusion and learning, there is still a lack of studies on how success relates to learning patterns. We address this deficiency by examining which other governments local administrative units draw lessons from. More precisely, we investigate whether public managers learn from the experiences of local governments whose citizens are satisfied with government services. Using a large dyadic dataset on all Swedish municipalities from 2010, we find that senior public managers in local administrations learn from similar local governments and from neighbours. But we also find clear evidence that they learn from local governments whose citizens are pleased with local public services. This indicates that best practices are spread among local governments.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Vol. 93, no 3, 733-752 p.
Keyword [en]
Learning, Local Policy, Sweden, diffusion, best practices
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Social Sciences
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-264160DOI: 10.1111/padm.12162ISI: 000361223400011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-264160DiVA: diva2:859246
Projects
Welfare Politics Between Expert Knowledge and Ignorance
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2008-0733
Available from: 2015-10-06 Created: 2015-10-06 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved

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