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Policy communities, public policy and policy learning in Wales and Brittany

Alistair Cole

in Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780719070921
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701362 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719070921.003.0007
Policy communities, public policy and policy learning in Wales and Brittany

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This chapter attempts to reconstruct the beliefs of the chosen policy communities, based on responses to a detailed questionnaire and upon data from the interviews themselves. The method of snowball sampling was used as a useful aggregate indicator of the policy communities in the regions and issue areas involved. This chapter considers each of the six groups in turn: the Wales and Brittany generic groups, then the language-advocacy and training and education groups in Wales and Brittany. The discussion concludes in considering whether there are any lessons to be drawn from comparative experience.

Keywords: policy communities; snowball sampling; Wales; Brittany; language-advocacy; education groups

Chapter.  10228 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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