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Paradoxes of ModernizationUnintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform$
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Helen Margetts, Perri 6, and Christopher Hood

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199573547

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.001.0001

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Modernization, Balance, and Variety

Modernization, Balance, and Variety

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(p.221) 12 Modernization, Balance, and Variety
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Paradoxes of Modernization
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Helen Margetts (Contributor Webpage)

Perri 6

Christopher Hood (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0012

This chapter asks three kinds of questions about the risks of unanticipated and unintended consequences arising from modernizing reforms. How do we understand and classify these risks? How should we best explain these outcomes, when they do arise? And can our explanations suggest anything important of a prescriptive character about how policy-makers might work to contain at least some of these risks? It presents a synthesis of what can be learnt from these case studies that might help to develop answers to these questions.

Keywords:   modernization, unintended consequences, modernizing reforms, risks

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