Governance, Performance, and Capacity Stress

The Chronic Case of Prison Crowding

  • Simon Bastow

Part of the The Executive Politics and Governance series book series (EXPOLGOV)

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About this book


Public policy systems often sustain chronic capacity stress (CCS) meaning they neither excel nor fail in what they do, but do both in ways that are somehow manageable and acceptable. This book is about one archetypal case of CCS – crowding in the British prison system – and how we need a more integrated theoretical understanding of its complexity.


complex complexity governance Policy stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Simon Bastow
    • 1
  1. 1.LSE Public Policy GroupLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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