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Political transition, policy change and implementation in Zambia

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submitted on 2023-09-12, 05:30 and posted on 2023-09-13, 09:33 authored by Musole Siachisa

Policy implementation is infuenced by a complex mix of factors (Peter 2000), ranging from political, economic, socio-cultural, administrative, technological, to religious. Most importantly, studies show that each political transformation facilitates a particular policy framework or regime. This chapter demonstrates this by looking into the relationship between political transition and policy implementation in Zambia. Political transition is understood here as the evolution of governance environments in terms of institutional structures, philosophical shifts, legal landscape, etc., that shape the performance or implementation of diferent policies or policy frameworks over the years. This chapter demonstrates how political transitions in Zambia have infuenced policy implementation from 1960s to date. It shows how the history of public policymaking in Zambia is marred by inconsistencies, policy reversals and a shift from conservatism, for instance, in the 1970s and 1980s to liberalism in the 1990s.

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Published in: Routledge Handbook of Public Policy in Africa
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003143840-29

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Language

  • English

Publisher

Routledge

Publication Year

  • 2021

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This chapter is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Institution affiliated with

  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • College of Public Policy - HBKU

Geographic coverage

Zambia

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