State Lottery Adoptions as Policy Innovations: An Event History Analysis

  title={State Lottery Adoptions as Policy Innovations: An Event History Analysis},
  author={F. Berry and W. Berry},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  • F. Berry, W. Berry
  • Published 1990
  • Economics
  • American Political Science Review
  • Two types of explanations of state government innovation have been proposed: internal determinants models (which posit that the factors causing a state government to innovate are political, economic, and social characteristics of a state) and regional diffusion models (which point toward the role of policy adoptions by neighboring states in prompting a state to adopt). We show that the two are conceptually compatible, relying on Mohr's theory of organizational innovation. Then we develop and… CONTINUE READING
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