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Unformatted text preview: threshold, to determine what action to pursue. In this new model, the construct government’s action is now part of two feedback mechanisms (Loops L1 and L2 in Figure 5). In this model, the government’s action is still directly determined by the learning loop, Loop L1, but now it is, in addition, indirectly determined by the public’s judgment process and action, since these influence the outcomes experienced in the system. Furthermore, the construct outcomes is now part of three feedback mechanisms (Loops L1, L2, and L3 in Figure 5), which substantially increases the dynamic complexity of the conceptualization of the construct. The dynamic behavior of outcomes is now determined by the direct interaction of seven variables in three feedback loops, being the result of the government learning about what to do in a crisis and also determined by a learning process in which the public is trying to establish the best course of action, given its limited access to information and capacity to process it. In this case, two interaction feedback learning processes determine the outcome that later is perceived by both actors and determine the new decision thresholds to be used in the future. Feedback Loop L3 in Figure 5 proposes (as does Loop L1 for the government) a reinforcing outcome-based learning mechanism for the public. 9 Information Cue 1 Information Cue 2 Environment Information Cue 3 Information Cue 4 Information Cue 5 Government's Judgment of Situation Government's Memory of Perceived Outcomes L7g L4g Government's Decision Threshold Government's Action L1 L5g L8g Government's Perception of Outcomes L6g Outcomes Public's Judgment Public's Action L2 of Situation L3 Government's Expectation of Outcomes L6p Public's Perception of Outcomes L5p Public's Decision Threshold L4p Public's Expectation of Outcomes L8p L7p Public's Memory of Perceived Outcomes Figure 6 Expanded Government-Public Model Although the government-public model recognizes the existence of the public in generating outcomes, it is not yet able to capture clearly identified antecedents to trust in the gover...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course POL 3232 taught by Professor What during the Spring '10 term at Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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