Terms in this set (9)

  • Example
    Public budget changing each fiscal year
  • Nixon incrementalism
    Withdraw troops from ground, started to bomb
  • Incrementalism
    Views policy as continuation of past government activities with only small moderations. Most popular in USA
  • Conservative policy because
    It considers existing policy as base, and new problems are ignored
  • ...
    Believe that policies in effect have been proven, why alter what has proven effective
  • Charles Lindblom
    They do not calculate net benefits and disadvantages any longer. Instead we use incrementalism.
  • How
    Look at last year's policy and decide this year's change
  • Benefits
    -Stability/stable policy. -Reliance on previous companies; not refighting old battles. -Fewer unanticipated consequences. -allows to utilize knowledge, experience, and history -does not allow sunk cost to have been in vain -listing all possible alternatives is not necessary for finding the best way to address a problem within society, can stop when a way around to work effecientlh
  • Staircase
    Consists of escalation and descalation or Vietnamization over time. Doesn't work with depression or if the system is headed to breakdown