The Logic of Policy Change after Crisis: Proximity and Subsystem Interaction
2010 (English)In: Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, ISSN 1944-4079, Vol. 1, no 2, 1-32 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
What mechanisms link external events to policy change in a policy subsystem? This paper responds to this question by offering a nuanced re-conceptualization of external events and by identifying the mechanisms that link disruptive crises to policy change. Building from the tenets of the advocacy coalition framework and a synthesis of the crisis management and policy change literatures, this paper (1) introduces the concept of policy and geographical proximity as a means to show how different types of crises alter the incentives for policy action within policy subsystems; (2) discusses an integrated set of proposals on how geographical and policy proximity affects the prospects of change in a policy subsystem; and (3) presents hypothesized scenarios outlining plausible intervening pathways linking a crisis to changes as contingent on policy subsystem structures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Vol. 1, no 2, 1-32 p.
crisis, policy subsystems, policy change
Public Administration Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224811DOI: 10.2202/1944-4079.1035OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-224811DiVA: diva2:718293