Klak T, 1989, "Multidimensionality in state policy and programs: a critique of pluralist state theory" Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 7(4) 471 – 474
Download citation data in RIS format
Multidimensionality in state policy and programs: a critique of pluralist state theory
Received 30 October 1988; in revised form 8 February 1989
Abstract. In public policy analysis the state is often presented as primarily technocratic and virtually separate from society. It freely chooses its own goals, but falls short primarily because of shortcomings in policy planning techniques. This view, however, conflates policy and investment programs, while neglecting state-society relations, multipurpose policies, and the legitimation of spatial policy. State theory must be able to interpret these dimensions of the state and its limited autonomy, as this critique of Lim's theory of state policies suggests.
Full-text PDF size: 586 Kb
Your computer (IP address: 184.108.40.206) has not been recognised as being on a network authorised to view the full text or references of this article. This content is part of our deep back archive. If you are a member of a university library that has a subscription to the journal, please contact your serials librarian (subscriptions information).