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Foresight: A link between policy intents and management reforms

  • Benoît Bernard
  • Anne Drumaux
  • Jan Mattijs
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    Both policy implementation and administrative reforms have increasingly come to rely on "instrumental" management methods that fail to treat adequately cognitive biases, bureaucratic ritualism, co-ordination issues and political sensitivities. This paper explores the potential of exploratory, participative foresight as an alternative to instrumental methods, based on a research carried out in the Belgian penal justice system. The results illustrate possible contributions to policy coordination, organizational learning, strategic exploration and leadership.

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    Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series Working Papers CEB with number 11-022.

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    Length: 28 p.
    Date of creation: Jun 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:sol:wpaper:2013/89570
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