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Developing Government Policy Capability by Dr. Chivonne Algeo, Dr. Vanessa McDermott, Henry Linger, Dr. James Connor, Dr. Jill Owen

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CHAPTER

Reflections on the TPP Case Study

Interpreting policy as a project, and the issues around the management of that project, is the basis for our theorization of project management. We have set out the parameters of policy work (Chapter 2), reconceptualized project management to accommodate the characteristics of policy work (Chapter 3), and applied this formulation of project management to a policy case study: the Tobacco Plain Packaging (TPP) legislation (Chapter 4). In this chapter, we build on what we have learned through our application of a project management lens to policy work to articulate a conceptual framework for project management that addresses “wicked” problems. The conceptual framework provides a structure to explain ...

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