Rob A. DeLeo's Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent PDF

By Rob A. DeLeo

Public coverage analysts and political pundits alike are inclined to describe the policymaking procedure as a reactive series during which executive develops recommendations for truly obvious and identifiable difficulties. whereas this depiction holds actual in lots of instances, it fails to account for circumstances within which public coverage is enacted in anticipation of a possible destiny challenge. while conventional coverage issues appear themselves via ongoing harms, "anticipatory difficulties" are projected to happen someday sooner or later, and it's the prospect in their possibly catastrophic impression that generates severe hypothesis and trouble within the current.



Anticipatory Policymaking: while executive Acts to avoid difficulties and Why it's so tricky provides a detailed exam of the complicated method in which usa govt associations expect rising threats. utilizing modern debates over the dangers linked to nanotechnology, pandemic influenza, and worldwide warming as case research fabric, Rob A. DeLeo highlights the unique beneficial properties of proactive governance. by way of hard the pervasive assumption of reactive policymaking, DeLeo offers a dynamic procedure for conceptualizing the political dimensions of anticipatory coverage change.

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