Improving policy making through government-industry policy learning: The case of a novel Swedish policy framework
2009 (English)In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 86, no 4, 399-406 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Climate change poses an unprecedented challenge for policy makers. This paper analyzes how industry sector policy expertise can contribute to improved policy making processes. Previous research has identified that policy making benefit by including non-governmental policy analysts in learning processes. Recent climate and energy policy developments, including amendments and the introduction of new initiatives, have rendered current policy regimes as novel to both governments and the industry. This increases business investment risk perceptions and may thus reduce the effectiveness and efficiency of the policy framework. In order to explore how government-industry policy learning can improve policy making in this context, this article studied the Swedish case. A literature survey analyzed how policy learning had been previously addressed, identifying that the current situation regarding novel policies had been overlooked. Interviews provided how industrial actors view Swedish policy implementation processes and participatory aspects thereof. The authors conclude that an increased involvement of the industry sector in policy design and management processes can be an important measure to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of climate and energy policies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 86, no 4, 399-406 p.
Energy policy, Climate policy, Policy design, Policy learning, Industry, Carbon dioxide, energy efficiency, agreements, model
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18190DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2008.05.015ISI: 000263490400001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-58049183467OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-18190DiVA: diva2:336236
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-052011-01-14Bibliographically approved