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Foreign Policy Learning  

Guy Ziv

An improved understanding of foreign policy learning necessitates a clarification of what foreign policy learning is, who learns, and how such learning occurs. Cognitive and social ... More

Fundamentals of Government Structure: Alignments of Organizations at and Beyond the Center of Power  

Ian Thynne

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Feb 2018
The structure of government is fundamentally a matter of multiple alignments of organizations and power involving politics, policy, administration, management, governance, and law. The ... More

Harold Lasswell and the Study of Public Policy  

William N. Dunn

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Feb 2018
Over seventy-five years ago, the social sciences were irrevocably transformed by the rise of the policy sciences. The policy sciences, an ambitious multidisciplinary movement founded by ... More

Health Policy  

Bert A. Rockman

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Implementation and the Policy Process  

Peter Hupe

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Jan 2017
As a part of the policy process, implementation follows policy as formulated and decided upon. Three aspects can be distinguished as inherent to the term implementation. The first one ... More

Incrementalism and Public Policy-Making  

Michael Hayes

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Apr 2017
Incrementalism is a model of the policy process advanced by Charles Lindblom, who views rational decision-making as impossible for most issues due to a combination of disagreement over ... More

Leadership and Public Administration  

Ludger Helms

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May 2017
Classic accounts of the relationship between leadership and public administration used to be straightforward: Political officials exercise leadership in terms of providing direction to ... More

Marriage Equality Policy Diffusion  

Helma G. E. de Vries-Jordan

Marriage equality movements have been successful in achieving policy change in an increasing number of states. Hence, a growing body of scholarship has explored institutional and cultural ... More

The Mass Media and the Policy Process  

Annelise Russell, Maraam Dwidar, and Bryan D. Jones

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Aug 2016
Scholars across politics and communication have wrangled with questions aimed at better understanding issue salience and attention. For media scholars, they found that mass attention ... More

The Napoleonic Tradition in Public Administration  

Edoardo Ongaro

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Mar 2018
The notion of administrative tradition represents one way of discussing the issue of whether and to what extent a number of countries (polities/jurisdictions) have a significant array of ... More