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Rethinking disproportionate policy making by introducing proportionate politics

Daugbjerg, Carsten; McConnell, Allan


This article seeks to critique and extend recent work in the policy sciences, by Maor in particular, on disproportionate policy making—including policy overreaction and underreaction. While the disproportionate policy making thesis does help address assumptions that something is amiss in the policy process by capturing an imbalance between policy problems and the interventions to address them, we argue that it does not pay sufficient attention to politics. We present a heuristic which includes...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy Sciences
DOI: 10.1007/s11077-021-09426-2


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