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Development perspective on policy management

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dc.contributor.advisor Swanepoel, H.J.
dc.contributor.advisor Coetzee, S.F. De Coning, Christo Bierman en 2015-01-23T04:24:35Z 2015-01-23T04:24:35Z 1995-11 en
dc.identifier.citation De Coning, Christo Bierman (1995) Development perspective on policy management, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Momentous choices and opportunities have opened up in South Africa since a settlement was successfully negotiated and a new political and constitutional dispensation was created. Events such as the constitutional negotiations and the establishment of reconstruction and development initiatives have placed a renewed emphasis on development management, process facilitation and the development of policy. This study provides an overview of the broad field of policy studies and specifically focuses on policy process models. In particular, this study centres on the further development of the generic process model and provides an overview of the application thereof to the operational environment. From this, simulation exercises and case study material have been developed as policy learning methodologies. Institutional arrangements for policy processes and the institutionalisation of policy and related support capacities at intergovernmental and organisational level receive particular attention. The study demonstrates the application of the generic process model by applying the framework to a case study based on the provincial demarcation exercise. This study concludes that policy management, as a cross-cutting, lateral methodology, in conjunction with similar methodologies, such as strategic planning, research methodology and project management, should be regarded as a critical tool, by the academic community and development practitioners alike, for improving the decision-making capacity of government, the private sector and civil society.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xix, 395 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Constitutional negotiations
dc.subject Decision making
dc.subject Generic process model
dc.subject Information management
dc.subject Institutional capacity building
dc.subject Learning methodology
dc.subject Provincial demarcation
dc.subject Policy management
dc.subject Policy processes
dc.subject Research methodology
dc.subject Strategic planning
dc.subject Support capacities
dc.subject Development management
dc.subject Simulation
dc.subject.ddc 320.60968 en
dc.subject.lcsh Public administration -- South Africa. en
dc.subject.lcsh Policy sciences en
dc.subject.lcsh Strategic planning -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Economic policy en
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1994- en
dc.subject.lcsh Reconstruction and Development Programme en
dc.subject.lcsh Constitutional negotiations en
dc.subject.lcsh Provincial demarcation en
dc.subject.lcsh Generic process model en
dc.title Development perspective on policy management en
dc.type Thesis D.Litt. et Phil. (Development Administration)

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