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The structure of policy change

The structure of policy change

Author: Derek A Epp
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Government agencies respond to increasingly complex problems and a rapidly changing political environment which creates new priorities, forcing agencies to respond to unanticipated situations, often with little knowledge or preparation, creating instability in the policy making process. Epp argues that agencies vary in the complexity of the problems they face, whether they maintain a level of expertise and capacity  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek A Epp
ISBN: 9780226529721 022652972X 9780226529691 022652969X
OCLC Number: 1002128937
Description: x, 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Punctuations in public policies. The rise and fall of NASA's budget and other instabilities --
A macroscopic view of the policy process --
Complexity, capacity, and collective decisions --
Distributional assessments of institutional response --
Part II: Issue complexity and institutional capacity. Instabilities in federal policy making --
Institutional capacity in the American states --
Part III: Politics and collective intelligence. Decision-making pathologies --
Revisiting the efficiency of the private sector --
Designing responsive institutions.
Responsibility: Derek A. Epp.


Epp looks at how lawmakers and agencies figure out what policies to implement and how to develop them, and at whether particular approaches-responding to news events, or building long-term plans, for  Read more...


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"Scholars of public administration and public policy grapple with an enduring question: under which conditions is public governance efficient and responsive? In this wonderful book, Epp argues that Read more...

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