Dynamic Contexts and Public Policy Implementation

  • Daniel J. AleschEmail author
  • Lucy A. Arendt
  • William J. Petak
Part of the Environmental Hazards book series (ENHA)


Policies are not implemented in vacuums; the implementation process plays out within a dynamic context within which unexpected events occur that have significant impacts on implementation. The extent to which the policy, legislation, and programs are conceptualized and designed without sufficient regard to the dynamic context within which they are to be implemented reduces dramatically the likelihood of successful policy implementation without major adverse side effects. Moreover, policies should be designed in such a way that they may be modified during implementation to accommodate significant environmental change.


Coping Mechanism Turbulent Environment Hospital Facility Unanticipated Consequence Black Swan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel J. Alesch
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lucy A. Arendt
    • 1
  • William J. Petak
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-Green BayGreen BayUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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