The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
New Policies, New Politics? Policy Feedback, Power-Building, and American Governance
- Jacob S. Hacker - Yale University, USA
- Paul Pierson - University of California - Berkeley, USA
The literature on policy feedback has examined how public policies, once enacted, reshape elements of politics. This research, however, has yet to be translated into practical recommendations for addressing societal problems and creating effective, longstanding policy reform. The potential for real-world application—that addresses problems, increases policy durability, and builds political momentum—is immense.
This volume of The ANNALS considers the power of United States policy reform and its potential to build self-reinforcing political consequences. Focusing on health insurance, climate change, criminal justice, and economic opportunity, this volume offers updated insights on policy feedback that reflect our current political climate, and it presents evidence-backed suggestions for efficient, lasting policy moving forward.