Policy Dynamics

Eugene Bardach

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548453
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Policy Dynamics

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This article discusses policy dynamics, which involves an understanding of change. It explains some of the key concepts in systems analysis that are important for understanding dynamics. It then deals with dynamic processes that are dominated by negative feedback, followed by processes that are dominated by positive feedback. A brief description of the dynamic processes that unfold in only one direction is provided. The article concludes with a list of possible areas of future research.

Keywords: policy dynamics; systems analysis; dynamic processes; negative feedback; positive feedback; future research

Article.  14034 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Comparative Politics

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