Kingdon's Policy Model Book Review by academic

Kingdon's Policy Model
An overview of policy making and review of John Kingdon's book, "Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies".
# 46226 | 1,054 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Dec 18, 2003 in Literature (General) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper discusses how policy making today is more important than ever and how the development of methods for implementing effective policies across the board has become increasingly more complicated. It looks at how John Kingdon's book, "Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies", tries to determine how an idea eventually becomes policy and how the author supports the use of scientific research methods to accomplish this task. It also shows how Kingdon's theories on policy provide workable perspectives on how to locate and open the windows of opportunity for policy changes.

From the Paper:

"In recent years, many health care facilities in the U. S. have closed their doors or merged with other organizations, often causing problems for patients who may not be covered under their health plans for these kinds of facility changes. In the midst of this controversy proposed legislation and reform, has been a chaotic display of social and political pressures that have impeded the process of successful policy reform.
Kingdon's theories are based on qualitative and empirical analysis of the policy-making processes at the federal level and indicates that the path to important public policy change is the survival of an idea over a long course of trial and error and debate by empowered stakeholders."

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