Advocacy coalitions, policy entrepreneurs, and policy change

Michael Mintrom, Sandra Vergari

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The advocacy coalition framework (AC) explains policy stability. The policy entrepreneurship model (PE) explains dynamic policy change. Thus, augmenting the AC with insights from the PE provides a method of explaining a common empirical phenomenon: policy stability punctuated by dynamic policy change. This analytical strategy could be used to explore stability and change in many policy arenas. Here, we use it to interpret the background to and dynamics of recent education policy reform in Michigan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-434
Number of pages15
JournalPolicy Studies Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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