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Policy Window

Unpredictable openings in the policy process that create the possibility for influence over the direction and outcome of that process.

(Kingdon 1995; Pal 2006, 132.)

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Policy windows are unpredictable openings in the policy process that create the possibility for influence over the direction and outcome of that process. (Pal 2006, 132)

 

These windows sometimes open regularly (e.g., cabinet shuffles and budget speeches), but who makes successful use of them or not is a matter of chance and skill. (Kingdon, 1995)

 

References

 

Kingdon, John W. 1995. Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies, 2nd ed. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Pal, Leslie. 2006. Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times, 3rd ed. Toronto: Nelson Education.

     

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