What makes a key player in interorganizational social policy networks? The case of Uruguay

Olga Biosca Artinano, Pablo Galaso

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Abstract

Networks of organizations involved in public policy implementation require strong interaction, concerted action and high degrees of collaboration to be effective. However, little is known about how different types of organizations involved in implementation of multi-sectoral social policies interact in these networks. In this article the relationship between organizational characteristics and network position is explored, as well as how the intensity of collaborations can also determine organizations’ involvement in networks. The nature of funding (public/private) and the remit of activity of organizations are found to determine their influence and importance in social policy networks. Furthermore, the network position of the organizations also depends on the level of intensity of their interactions. These results can guide public administrators when developing and promoting networks to involve a particular type of actor and also policymakers as to which types of ties are more aligned with the implementation of a particular policy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
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Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2019

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Keywords

  • policy networks
  • social network analysis
  • social policy
  • Uruguay
  • Latin America

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