Policy advocates are similar to senior public administrators in being normally anonymous political leaders who lack the governing and legislative ‘power to decide’ that is bestowed on the democracy’s formal leaders. Like the senior administrators, they are policy-expert leaders who give a lead by selling specialised policy proposals to one another and to other political leaders, but they do most of their proposal-selling within the many specialised policy-based sectors. Sometimes they will be selling pioneering rather than adaptive proposals, and on rare occasions innovative policies have been actually attributed to a pioneering policy advocate rather than to the politicians that formally enacted them into law or government policy.
KeywordsFederal Trade Commission Policy Proposal Policy Entrepreneur Policy Advocacy National Mood
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