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How to make better mistakes in public policy

Arceneaux,, Kevin and Butler, Daniel (2016) How to make better mistakes in public policy. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Jun 2016). Website.

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We all make mistakes, a tendency which also extends to those who work in public policy. Despite this seemingly universal tendency, we often only hear about successes. Bucking this trend, Kevin Arceneaux and Daniel Butler describe a recent pilot program aimed at boosting civic engagement in a Midwestern town, based on Get Out the Vote literature. Rather than increasing the number of people who volunteered for town committees as intended, the three tactics they tested actually had no effect or reduced the chances that people would volunteer.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 13:17
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 23:24

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