What is the role of policy entrepreneurs in shaping the dynamics which normalize relationships between neighboring countries after the formal resolution of conflict? This article suggests a conceptual framework to understand the influence of policy entrepreneurs on public policy regarding cross-border interaction in post-conflict border regions. We analyze the motivations, preferences and strategies of local players which design given realities in the border region. We propose a typology of the various policy entrepreneurs active in the post-conflict border region. The theoretical framework is used in the analysis of the Israeli–Jordanian border region since the peace treaty of 1994.
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Tamar Arieli and Nissim Cohen contributed equally to this article.
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Arieli, T., Cohen, N. Policy entrepreneurs and post-conflict cross-border cooperation: a conceptual framework and the Israeli–Jordanian case. Policy Sci 46, 237–256 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11077-012-9171-9
- Policy entrepreneurship
- Israeli–Arab conflict