Process Sequencing Policy Dynamics: Beyond Homeostasis and Path Dependency

  title={Process Sequencing Policy Dynamics: Beyond Homeostasis and Path Dependency},
  author={Michael Howlett},
  journal={Journal of Public Policy},
  pages={241 - 262}
  • M. Howlett
  • Published 22 October 2009
  • Economics
  • Journal of Public Policy
Abstract Studies of policy change have advanced to the point where the basic contours and factors driving policy sequences are now reasonably well identified and understood with a great deal of empirical evidence pointing to the prevalence of punctuated equilibrium processes in many policy fields. However the reasons why such processes occur is less well understood. Most attention to date has focused upon homeostatic models in which exogenously-driven shocks undermine institutionally entrenched… 

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