Ambiguity and choice in public policy political decision making in modern democracies
By: Zahariadis, Nikolaos.Material type: BookSeries: American governance and public policy: Publisher: Washington Georgetown University Press 2003Description: x,198 p. 23 cm.ISBN: 9780878401352.Subject(s): Political planning | Decision makingDDC classification: 320.601156
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-190) and index.
1. Multiple Streams and Public Policy -- 2. Privatization in Britain and France -- 3. Ideas and Policy Change in Britain and Germany -- 4. Windows of Opportunity and the Choice to Sell British Rail -- 5. Symbols, Framing, and Manipulation in Greek Foreign Policy -- 6. Structure and Performance in a Multiple Streams Computer Simulation -- 7. Ambiguity and Policy Choice.
"Zahariadis offers a theory that explains policymaking when "ambiguity" is present - a state in which there are many ways, often irreconcilable, of thinking about an issue - combining theory with cases to examine policymaking in a variety of modern democracies."--BOOK JACKET.