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dc.contributor.authorPost, Lori Ann
dc.contributor.authorRaile, Amber N. W.
dc.contributor.authorRaile, Eric D.
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-28T17:54:02Z
dc.date.available2018-02-28T17:54:02Z
dc.date.issued2010-08
dc.identifier.citationPost, Lori Ann, Amber N. W. Raile, and Eric D. Raile. “Defining Political Will.” Politics & Policy 38, no. 4 (August 25, 2010): 653–676. doi:10.1111/j.1747-1346.2010.00253.x.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1555-5623
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/14420
dc.description.abstractAlthough frequently invoked as a rhetorical tool in political discussions, “political will” remains ambiguous as a concept. Acknowledging the centrality of political will to policy outcomes, the authors propose a pragmatic and systematic approach to definition. This approach facilitates analysis by identifying particular shortcomings in political will. This identification in turn permits the application of appropriate theoretical frameworks from various disciplines and the effective construction and use of ameliorative measures. The authors also address fundamental issues like the specification of contexts. The analytical approach includes a conceptual definition dissected into essential components, along with corresponding means of operationalization and targets for assessment. Among the major definitional components are requirements that a sufficient set of decision makers intends to support a particular initiative and that such support is committed. The latter condition is difficult to ascertain, but various signals, influences, and constraints on action are observable.en_US
dc.titleDefining Political Willen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage653en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage676en_US
mus.citation.issue4en_US
mus.citation.journaltitlePolitics & Policyen_US
mus.citation.volume38en_US
mus.identifier.categoryBusiness, Economics & Managementen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1747-1346.2010.00253.xen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Businessen_US
mus.relation.departmentBusiness.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage9en_US


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