Policy entrepreneurship in Asia: the emerging research agenda

Michael Mintrom, Dayashankar Maurya, Alex Jingwei He

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Policy entrepreneurs engage in collaborative action to promote broad societal changes. They distinguish themselves from other political actors through their willingness to promote policy innovations that are new within specific contexts. Research on policy entrepreneurs has burgeoned over the past three decades. In this special issue, we showcase new explorations of policy entrepreneurship in Asia. This overview essay reviews the concept of policy entrepreneur and then introduces the seven articles. The scholarship on display here confirms that future theory-driven research on policy entrepreneurs could do much to advance our understanding of dynamic change in contemporary politics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Asian Public Policy
Issue number1
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020


  • comparative public policy
  • policy adoption
  • policy change
  • Policy entrepreneurs
  • policy innovation
  • public sector reform

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