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The Importance of Neglect in Policy-Making


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Michiel S. De Vries
    Pages 29-48
  3. Michiel S. De Vries
    Pages 49-92
  4. Michiel S. De Vries
    Pages 93-119
  5. Michiel S. De Vries
    Pages 120-157
  6. Michiel S. De Vries
    Pages 158-183
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 184-203

About this book


De Vries argues that it is possible to explain when and in what direction policy change is likely to occur. He argues that what is neglected at present is likely to become dominant in policies of the near future. With the birth of a new policy generation a convergence towards meeting the dominant value of that generation will become evident.


attention nature Policy policy-making

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Radboud University NijmegenThe Netherlands

About the authors

MICHIEL S. DE VRIES is Professor in Public Administration at the Institute of Management Research of the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Other books he has written/edited are: Calculated Choices in Policy Making (Palgrave, 2000), Improving Local Government (Palgrave 2008, together with PS Reddy and Shamsul Haque), Beyond Blame: Technical Assistance to CEE Countries in Transition (NISPA, 2009, together with I. Sobis) and Value and Virtue in Public Administration (Palgrave 2010, forthcoming, together with Pan Suk Kim).

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