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Title: Punctuated Equilibrium
Authors: Cairney, Paul
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Citation: Cairney P (2011) Punctuated Equilibrium. In: Understanding Public Policy: Theories and Issues, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 175-199.
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Abstract: This chapter examines: -The meaning of punctuated equilibrium, policy community and monopoly. - The literature on agenda setting. - The use of venue shopping to explain issue expansion, shifts of attention and policy change. - The applicability of punctuated equilibrium within US and  other political systems. - The value of this theory to the wider concerns of this book, such as: how do we identify power within a political system; and, why does policy change?
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Affiliation: Politics

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