Policy Network Perspective Case Study – BC Water Act Modernization Process

Taking the policy network perspective, the focus shifts to a specific horizontal policy issue case where the BC government has attempted to develop a policy response to a complex issue which cuts across a number of ministries and departmental responsibilities – the British Columbia Water Act Modernization (WAM) Process. By looking at this specific case, the research objective is the development of an understanding of how Gov2.0 technologies can support efforts at knowledge-sharing and collaboration-building across internal-to-government policy networks that are created for the purpose of coordinating the input of multiple agencies aimed at addressing a complex horizontal policy challenge.

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Ethics Application Form

In its entirety, my approved “Application for Ethics Approval for Human Participant Research” for the University of Victoria Human Research Ethics Board (updated June 13 2012 with extension).

If you are embarking on this process, good luck and I hope this is of some help.

Complete UVic HREB Application