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  • n. Plural form of policy maker.


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  • Many of the policy makers among the People — and there were policy makers among the habitual Forum frequenters, as well as among the most influential knights — began to doubt that Marius was right.

    The First Man in Rome

  • For their part, policy makers often seem to use advice from specialists as an excuse for doing what is unpopular with some groups Benveniste, 1972.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • Dialogue brings together policy makers and opinion leaders from both countries with the aim of sharing perspectives on Australia-United

    DFAT Speech: Australia and the US - A Vital Friendship

  • How do we get there when too many policy makers and too much of the public still think that epilepsy is, as Brendan Malone told us in the video, an "inconvenience," rather than a serious, and possibly deadly disease?

    CURE Keynote Address

  • Following the expulsion of the Soviets, the George H. W. Bush administration had closed the American embassy in Kabul in 1989 and for more than a decade U.S. policy makers paid virtually no attention to Afghans.

    The Longest War

  • The KAP surveys had an important impact on policy makers in developing nations, initially showing that national family-planning programs were feasible and later providing a means for evaluating the effectiveness of such interventions.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Because of the enormity of the Soviet threat, and the shock of communist takeovers in China and North Korea, American policy makers came to view nationalist movements, ethnic struggles, reform efforts, or left-leaning policies anywhere in the world through the lens of the Cold War-potential threats they felt outweighed our professed commitment to freedom and democracy.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • And in such an environment of steady corporate profits and rising wages, policy makers found only modest political resistance to higher taxes and more regulation to tackle pressing social problems-hence the creation of the Great Society programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and welfare, under Johnson; and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Health and Safety Administration under Nixon.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • This willingness to dismiss the role that values played in shaping the economic success of a community strained credulity and alienated working-class whites-particularly since some of the most liberal policy makers lived lives far removed from urban disorder.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • Expertise needs to be reliable, not in the sense of being indistinguishable from advocacy, but in the sense of having a distribution of values and styles among competent experts that encourages a pairing of competent specialists with policy makers who trust them Benveniste, 1972.

    Rediscovering Institutions


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