The politics of policy diffusion

  title={The politics of policy diffusion},
  author={Fabrizio Gilardi and Fabio Wasserfallen},
  journal={European Journal of Political Research},
This article discusses the recent literature on policy diffusion and puts forward a new articulation of its political dimensions. Policy diffusion means that policies in one unit (country, state, city, etc.) are influenced by the policies of other units. The diffusion literature conceptualises these interdependencies with four mechanisms: learning, competition, coercion and emulation. The article identifies a model of diffusion that is dominant in the diffusion literature. According to this… 

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