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  • n. Plural form of nondecision.


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  • After all, drift allows policy change to occur silently, through what political scientists have termed “nondecisions”—that is, without visible legislative choices.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • And, if enough of these are written, you may actually be able to deduce who said what as these decisions, or nondecisions, rushed past.

    Robert Teitelman: Sorkin On What Happened After Lehman

  • Well, they didn't, and their decline has its roots in those decisions or nondecisions.

    The Agony and Ecstasy of the Big Three Auto Makers

  • Because this is a story of nondecisions and bureaucratic business as usual, few Americans are haunted by the memory of what they did in response to genocide in Rwanda.

    Bystanders to Genocide

  • This consciousness of the importance of institutions is manifest in concern with “nondecisions” (Bachrach and Baratz, 1962) and agenda effects (Kingdon, 1984), and some recent work in both the rational actor (Ferejohn, 1987) and the garbage can (March and Olsen, 1986a) traditions has emphasized the need to introduce institutions explicitly into such theories.

    Rediscovering Institutions


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