EGPA (symposium) edition:34 location:Bergen date:3-8 september 2012
Achieving integrated policy responses in a highly specialized and proliferated government apparatus is a challenge, especially in the case of cross-cutting policies (CCP). The main question is how to govern and which goals to set for these, sometimes wicked cross-cutting policies. The aim of the PhD-project described in this paper is to study two expected causal mechanisms: (1.) the choice and fit of the governance mechanism depends on the CCP at hand, and (2.) the type of governance mechanism determines the extent and effectiveness of organizational translation of the policy goals to objectives and actions.