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By Erik C. Ness (auth.), John C. Smart (eds.)

Published each year when you consider that 1985, the instruction manual sequence offers a compendium of thorough and integrative literature stories on a various array of themes of curiosity to the better schooling scholarly and coverage groups. each one bankruptcy offers a finished evaluate of analysis findings on a particular subject, opinions the examine literature by way of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and units forth an time table for destiny learn meant to develop wisdom at the selected subject. The instruction manual specializes in twelve basic parts that surround the salient dimensions of scholarly and coverage inquiries undertaken within the foreign larger schooling group. The sequence is lucky to have attracted annual contributions from extraordinary students through the world.

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S. states. Similarly, Mintrom and Vergari (1996) find that policy entrepreneurs are more likely to achieve their legislative goals as they are more involved with social and professional policy networks. The third overlapping term, policy transfer, is often used synonymously with diffusion of policy innovations. In fact, Dolowitz and Marsh (2000) provide thorough reviews of this literature “that directly and indirectly uses, discusses and analyzes the processes involved in lesson-drawing, policy convergence, policy diffusion, and policy transfer” (p.

At the federal-level, for instance, Hearn (1993) suggests that MS offers a compelling explanation for the paradox in the growth of federal student financial aid in the latter half of the Research Utilization in Higher Education Policy 25 twentieth century despite substantial shifts in political control. , broad political support for policies targeting the middle-class and heightened tension within Congress around hot-button issues, such as energy policy), Hearn argues that MS offers a conceptual explanation for an otherwise seemingly disjointed policy trend.

Although informational asymmetry lies at the crux of PAT, few studies seek to examine the nebulous role of information. , newspaper articles, agency reports, and constituent letters) upon which principals rely to oversee agents. Do these sources of information reduce information asymmetry between principals and agents? Or, do non-expert information sources serve to expand the imbalance of information and reinforce the two-communities perspective of policymakers (principals) and policy analysts (agents)?

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