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This e-book analyses coverage making strategies on the micro-level and gives a distinct perception into the interesting global of coverage marketers, elucidating their strategic modus operandi. the writer identifies switch recommendations and explores the position of people in coverage switch techniques. Readers will see how those hugely gifted and unheard of bureaucrats are continually at the alert for brand new possibilities and feature the capability to “sell” and “market” new principles. in accordance with a uniquely accomplished four-year learn, entailing greater than 60 in-depth interviews and an in depth survey of over three hundred water coverage marketers within the Netherlands, this publication explores the several recommendations that coverage marketers hire. It identifies which stipulations have an effect on the coverage entrepreneur’s collection of innovations and extra importantly, it assesses the (contextual) effectiveness of those innovations. even if the context of the learn makes this paintings at once proper to these within the fields of water assets and environmental administration, it supplies universally appropriate conclusions on affecting coverage swap. as well as the theoretical fabric that may entice students and scholars, this e-book highlights a sequence of concrete ideas for practitioners on how one can impact coverage switch, making it of curiosity to teachers and selection makers within the wide parts of coverage swap, sustainability and water management.

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The question remains, however, when such punctuations occur. e. how a policy is understood and discussed, and (2) the institutional context of issues; policy venues. In terms of opportunities for policy entrepreneurs in their quest to effect policy change, precisely these two interacting forces for policy change—policy images and policy venues—are the primary mechanisms available. Concerning policy images, Baumgartner and Jones (1993) argue that every so often—mostly as a result of an external event—a certain idea gets attention, expands 30 2 Explanations of Policy Change and the Role of Policy Entrepreneurs rapidly, and once that happens becomes unstoppable.

He maintains that they are not necessary superhumanly clever but always have three kind of qualities: they have some claim to hearing, for example as a result of their expertise; they are skilled negotiators or have political connections; and finally Kingdon (1984) maintains that policy entrepreneurs are persistent. The strength of Kingdon’s model is that it considers problems, solutions, and political developments as streams with their own dynamics. By doing so, it provides a conceptual framework by which complex policy processes, and in particular agenda setting, can be analysed and understood.

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