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dc.contributor.authorKaehne, A.
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T14:58:46Z
dc.date.available2016-03-21T14:58:46Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-06
dc.identifier.citationKaehne, A. and Taylor, H. (2015) 'Do public consultations work? the case of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill', Public Policy and Administration, p.0952076715595676.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0952-0767
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/7793
dc.descriptionThis article was published in Public Policy and Administration on 06 August 2015 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0952076715595676en_US
dc.description.abstractConducting a public consultation is a popular way to draw on wider expertise in framing legislation in the UK. In Wales, low scrutinising capacity of a relatively small legislative chamber and limited civil service resources to prepare legislation may contribute to the popularity of consultations. Public consultations may also resonate with themes of inclusion and participation in Welsh governance. The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill was the first large legislative project of the Welsh Government since gaining primary law making powers in 2011. This case study investigated the public consultation (conducted at Stage 1) for this bill in 2013. It used a coding matrix to analyse the submissions to the consultation. The findings reveal that individuals and organisations may struggle to effectively influence legislation. Using van Damme and Brans’ interpretative framework, the article locates the findings within the context of citizen participation, consultation techniques and discusses the usefulness of analysing submissions as part of consultation evaluations. In addition, the article makes a case for triangulating a documentary analysis of submissions with conventional qualitative evidence in future consultation research.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSage Journalsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPublic Policy and Administration
dc.subjectparticipatory democracyen_US
dc.subjectpolicyen_US
dc.subjectpublic consultationen_US
dc.subjectWelsh governmenten_US
dc.titleDo public consultations work? The case of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Billen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0952076715595676
dc.date.dateAccepted2015


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