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  title={Sorting through the garbage can: under what conditions do governments adopt policy programs?},
  author={Fritz Sager and Yvan Rielle},
  journal={Policy Sciences},
The paper aims at explaining the adoption of policy programs. We use the garbage can model of organizational choice as our theoretical framework and complement it with the institutional setting of administrative decision-making in order to understand the complex causation of policy program adoption. Institutions distribute decision power by rules and routines and coin actor identities and their interpretations of situations. We therefore expect institutions to play a role when a policy window… 

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