The Development of the Children’s Centre Programme in England: the importance of context in understanding policy development and implementation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/333491
Title:
The Development of the Children’s Centre Programme in England: the importance of context in understanding policy development and implementation
Authors:
Williams, Clare
Abstract:
The thesis examines the Children’s Centre Programme in England and develops an understanding of its development at national and local level by using Kingdon’s (1995) streams model. Central to the thesis is a case study of the Children’s Centre Programme which looks at influential factors in the development at national level and implementation of the programme in one local authority. Traditionally Kingdon’s (1995) model has been used to understand the way that a wide range of factors interact to enable policy change at national level but a small number of authors have also used the model at local level showing that the range of factors that impact on the local implementation of a policy are also many and varied. One of the most well know aspects of Kingdon’s model is in showing how the problem, policy and politics streams come together to create a window of opportunity which allows or drives policy change and or enactment. This thesis will use the model in a broader sense showing that although this window of opportunity is important the interaction of the three streams is ongoing and not only does it lead to significant policy change but it also informs debates and policy development on an ongoing basis.
Advisors:
Cunningham, Michael
Publisher:
University of Wolverhampton
Issue Date:
Apr-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/333491
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
E-Theses

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorCunningham, Michaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Clareen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-31T12:08:20Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-31T12:08:20Z-
dc.date.issued2014-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/333491-
dc.description.abstractThe thesis examines the Children’s Centre Programme in England and develops an understanding of its development at national and local level by using Kingdon’s (1995) streams model. Central to the thesis is a case study of the Children’s Centre Programme which looks at influential factors in the development at national level and implementation of the programme in one local authority. Traditionally Kingdon’s (1995) model has been used to understand the way that a wide range of factors interact to enable policy change at national level but a small number of authors have also used the model at local level showing that the range of factors that impact on the local implementation of a policy are also many and varied. One of the most well know aspects of Kingdon’s model is in showing how the problem, policy and politics streams come together to create a window of opportunity which allows or drives policy change and or enactment. This thesis will use the model in a broader sense showing that although this window of opportunity is important the interaction of the three streams is ongoing and not only does it lead to significant policy change but it also informs debates and policy development on an ongoing basis.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.subjectKingdonen_GB
dc.subjectChildren’s Centresen_GB
dc.subjectSure Starten_GB
dc.subjectImplementationen_GB
dc.subjectstreamsen_GB
dc.subjectpolicy entrepreneuren_GB
dc.subjectstructurationen_GB
dc.subjectcycles of deprivationen_GB
dc.subjectsocial policyen_GB
dc.titleThe Development of the Children’s Centre Programme in England: the importance of context in understanding policy development and implementationen_GB
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
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