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Author: Moshe Maor

47 Policy & Politics • vol 46 • no 1 • 47–63 • © Policy Press 2018 • #PPjnl @policy_politics Print ISSN 0305 5736 • Online ISSN 1470 8442 • https://doi.org/10.1332/030557317X14843233064353 Accepted for publication 20 October 2016 • First published online 13 January 2017 Rhetoric and doctrines of policy over- and underreactions in times of crisis Moshe Maor, moshe.maor@mail.huji.ac.il Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel This article distinguishes between disproportionate policy response by error (bounded rationality) and disproportionate response by choice

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Author: Moshe Maor

) and that they can ‘bring things back to normal’ ( Boin and ’t Hart, 2003 : 3), although preferably not the ‘old normal’ that was responsible for the conditions in which the crisis arose ( ’t Hart and Boin, 2001 ; Boin et al, 2009 ). The article also draws on a recent conceptual turn in the study of disproportionate policy response, which comprises two core concepts, namely policy over- and underreaction. These concepts, typically understood to be unintentional errors of commission or omission (for example, Walker and Malici, 2011 ), have reentered the policy

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