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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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First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, this updated volume explores policy failures and the valuable opportunities for learning that they offer.

Policy successes and failures offer important lessons for public officials, but often they do not learn from these experiences. The studies in this volume investigate this broken link. The book defines policy learning and failure and organises the main studies in these fields along the key dimensions of processes, products and analytical levels. Drawing together a range of experts in the field, the volume sketches a research agenda linking policy scholars with policy practice.

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to deal with problems which are inherently difficult to predict and also problem responses based on denial of this uncertainty, hubris, delay or simply attempts to ‘sweep the problem under the rug’ and wait for it to emerge at a future point in time (Newman and Howlett, 2014; Howlett and Newman, 2013). Failing to identify the bounds and range of uncertainties, is thus a major cause of policy failures which can lead to over- and under-reactions in policy response (Maor, 2012; 2014) and to policy over- and under-design. This issue of identifying different

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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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) Inaction, under-reaction action and incapacity: communication breakdown in Italy’s vaccination governance , Policy Sciences , 54 ( 3 ): 457 – 75 . doi: 10.1007/s11077-021-09427-1 Bacevic , J. and McGoey , L. ( 2021 ) Surfing ignorance: COVID-19 and the rise of fatalistic liberalism, SocArXiv, pre-print , https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/pxju7/ . Baker , R. ( 2020 ) Coronavirus Victoria: hotel quarantine security done on the cheap via subcontractors, says guard , The Age , https

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Author: B Guy Peters

present its own difficulties, especially politically. It is not very attractive – either to politicians or to the public – to have to argue that a proposed policy is good for a short time, but we really do not expect it to resolve the problem. Therefore, many policy proposals are oversold and implemented as if they were the answer to the problem, rather than a means of ameliorating the problem. 4 The argument here would be not dissimilar to Moshe Maor’s ideas about over-reaction and under-reaction (2012) in policymaking. 5 Rube Goldberg for American readers

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failures leading to over- and under-reactions in policy responses (Maor, 2012 ; 2014 ) and policy over- and under-design. This issue of identifying different types of uncertainty, their diagnosis and their implications for policy success and failure are elements of policy making which have received some attention in the past but which have not been resolved (Jarvis, 2011 ; Morgan and Henrion, 1990 ; Stirling, 2010 ). Avoiding policy failure by properly diagnosing the level and type of uncertainty which a government faces in dealing with a problem is complex

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