The Devil Is in the Details: Understanding the Causes of Policy Specificity and Ambiguity

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The level of detail in a given law can have dramatic consequences for how that law is interpreted and applied. In The Devil Is in the Details , Rachel VanSickle-Ward focuses on the dynamics of social policy construction in the United States in order to better understand why the wording of legislation can range from the specific to the ambiguous. When policies are high salience, the fissures produced by partisan discord, interest group diversity, and pluralistic executive branches promote ambiguous policy. When policies are ...

The Devil Is in the Details: Understanding the Causes of Policy Specificity and Ambiguity 2015, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9781438449227

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The Devil Is in the Details: Understanding the Causes of Policy Specificity and Ambiguity 2014, State University of New York Press

ISBN-13: 9781438449234

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