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The Politics of Attention Chapter 6 We could use a distributional approach to analyze the general policy progress, even though some important and particular details will be lost. Generating Stability and Change: Cascades, Sieves, and Friction ——Public policy analysis requires a theory focusing on both of stability and radical change. ——Fat-tailed distribution means interdependency among the observed cases which can better explain the policy processes ——Three particular types of self-reinforcing processes: Policy Cascades— Processes in which positive feedback dominates-each change begets another even larger change; Decisional Sieve—Processes when decision makers apply ever greater constraints to a decision-making process, adding constraints rules out options and causing greater changes from the status quo when adjustments finally do occur; Institutional friction-Institution retard change, but result in a large-scale jump when the built-in friction is overcome. All the three processes can generate
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