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Important reforms may be enacted, but what happens after that? Do the new laws take hold or do they fade away? . Reforms at Risk fills a large void in the public policy literature. -Christopher Howard, College of William and Mary.

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Princeton University Press, 2008, 236 pp. Authors

Princeton University Press, 2008, 236 pp. Authors. Authors and affiliations. Policy scientists and others familiar with Lasswell’s decision process framework will not be surprised by Eric Patashnik’s conclusion that the enactment of a policy refor. ignals not the end of the political story, only the start of a new chapter (p. 161). Particularly where the reform involves major changes that benefit relatively broad constituencies at the expense of more focused benefits to narrow constituencies, the author argues that the sustainability of the reform must be seen as problematic.

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Reforms at Risk is the first book to closely examine what happens to sweeping and seemingly successful policy reforms after they are passed. Most books focus on the politics of reform adoption, yet as Eric Patashnik shows here, the political struggle does not end when major reforms become enacted. Why do certain highly praised policy reforms endure while others are quietly reversed or eroded away?

Patashnik peers into some of the most critical arenas of domestic-policy reform--including taxes, agricultural subsidies, airline deregulation, emissions trading, welfare state reform, and reform of government procurement--to identify the factors that enable reform measures to survive. He argues that the reforms that stick destroy an existing policy subsystem and reconfigure the political dynamic. Patashnik demonstrates that sustainable reforms create positive policy feedbacks, transform institutions, and often unleash the ''creative destructiveness'' of market forces.

Reforms at Risk debunks the argument that reforms inevitably fail because Congress is prey to special interests, and the book provides a more realistic portrait of the possibilities and limits of positive change in American government. It is essential reading for scholars and practitioners of U.S. politics and public policy, offering practical lessons for anyone who wants to ensure that hard-fought reform victories survive.


Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives) download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Eric M. Patashnik
ISBN: 0691119988
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press (September 14, 2008)
Pages: 256 pages