By Rob A. DeLeo

ISBN-10: 1138307475

ISBN-13: 9781138307476

ISBN-10: 1138813427

ISBN-13: 9781138813427

Public coverage analysts and political pundits alike are inclined to describe the policymaking method as a reactive series within which executive develops suggestions for sincerely glaring and identifiable difficulties. whereas this depiction holds actual in lots of instances, it fails to account for circumstances within which public coverage is enacted in anticipation of a possible destiny challenge. while conventional coverage issues show up themselves via ongoing harms, "anticipatory difficulties" are projected to take place someday sooner or later, and it's the prospect in their very likely catastrophic impression that generates severe hypothesis and challenge within the current.

Anticipatory Policymaking: whilst govt Acts to avoid difficulties and Why it's so tough provides a close exam of the complicated approach wherein usa executive associations count on rising threats. utilizing modern debates over the dangers linked to nanotechnology, pandemic influenza, and international warming as case research fabric, Rob A. DeLeo highlights the targeted gains of proactive governance. by way of not easy the pervasive assumption of reactive policymaking, DeLeo presents a dynamic method for conceptualizing the political dimensions of anticipatory coverage change.

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