Policy Sciences

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 37–51 | Cite as

Toward a stakeholder-based policy process: An application of the social marketing perspective to environmental policy development

  • John A. Altman
  • Ed PetkusJr.


This article suggests that the application of social marketing principles to the public policy process can facilitate the efforts of governmental policy-makers and non-governmental stakeholders to articulate their policy desires and to encourage the adoption and acceptance of particular environmental policies. A conceptual framework is presented, emphasizing both the influence of stakeholders on environmental policy development and the education of stakeholders as to the potential effects of the policy. The purpose of such a conceptualization is to show how social marketing principles can be applied to the public policy process in order to enhance the likelihood of successful policy development and implementation.


Public Policy Potential Effect Conceptual Framework Economic Policy Environmental Policy 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Altman
    • 1
  • Ed PetkusJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of History and Political ScienceHigh Point UniversityHigh PointUSA
  2. 2.Department of MarketingBoise State UniversityBoiseUSA

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