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Who Decides? Actors and Their Resources

  • Bruno Dente
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Abstract

In public policy analysis the actors and their behaviours represent the core of any possible theoretical model. The analysis therefore starts with the definition of the actor and by a presentation of the different goals he can pursue. Then the types of resources used in the interaction are specified and this makes it possible to classify the actors into five groups. After a presentation of the different roles the actors can play in the process the attention is shifted to the decisional networks and to their different properties.

Keywords

Policy actors Resources Networks Complexity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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