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Local Sensemaking of Policy Paradoxes – Implementing Local Crime Prevention in Sweden

Monika Persson ()

Public Organization Review, 2013, vol. 13, issue 1, 1-20

Abstract: This paper analyses the policy implementation of local crime prevention and community safety programmes in Sweden. It focuses on the clash between the transnational idea-complex and the national context, i.e. the unavoidable policy paradoxes of a transnational idea diffusion, and how they are made sense of when handled at local level. In particular, it emphasizes how actors in socioeconomically different local contexts within the same urban area have partly different reasons and motives for implementation. By using a sensemaking approach, this article contributes to the understanding of how convergence at national level is followed by divergence at local level. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013

Keywords: Policy ideas; Convergence; Sensemaking; Crime prevention; Local government (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1007/s11115-012-0181-z

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