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Do they care? A comparative case study on local health policy in Dutch municipalities

Barkel, N. (2020) Do they care? A comparative case study on local health policy in Dutch municipalities.

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Abstract:The research question central in this thesis is “How can the differences, on the active pursuance of their responsibilities on local preventive health policy, between Dutch local governments be explained?” Based on the literature a relation is expected between how actively a local government pursues its responsibilities on local health policy and the political orientation of the local government, the severity of the health problems and the availability of network partners. By means of a comparative study of eight non-randomly selected municipalities the following hypotheses will be tested in this thesis: 1. “left-wing local governments will more actively pursue their responsibilities on local health policy than right-wing local governments”, 2. “in municipalities with a high problem severity local governments more actively pursue their responsibilities on local health policy than in municipalities with a low problem severity” and 3. “in municipalities with a high level of network partners, local governments more actively pursue their responsibilities on local health policy than in municipalities with a low level of network partners”. Based on the results of the comparative case study the political orientation and the problem severity might explain the differences in active pursuance. No relation was found between the availability of network partners and the active pursuance of the responsibilities.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82067
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