By Andrew Karch
"Observers have lengthy marveled on the unfold of rules and guidelines from kingdom to nation in American democracy. yet why and the way do politicians, pros, and electorate in a single nation take concept from nationwide coverage debates and imitate, withstand, and transform legislative types from different states? For the 1st time during this vital new ebook, Andrew Karch analyzes intensive the method of coverage 'diffusion' around the states, providing a nuanced and strong framework to provide an explanation for essentially the most vital and recurrent good points of U.S. politics."
---Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of presidency and Sociology, Harvard University
"Karch does issues with striking ability. First, he is sensible of the copious literature on coverage diffusion and extends that literature in a truly fruitful approach. moment, he conducts the main thorough and methodologically sound empirical learn of coverage diffusion up to now, utilizing either qualitative and quantitative research. This publication is so good written and considerate that it'll most likely stimulate an entire new wave of research of nation coverage and its diffusion."
---Chris Mooney, editor of State Politics and coverage Quarterly
"Democratic Laboratories is going past usual 'diffusion of innovation' methods to investigate the complicated interplay of interstate and intrastate political forces that shapes coverage change. The booklet is a tremendous contribution to the examine of yank federalism---and an exceptional read."
---Kent Weaver, Brookings Institution
---Virginia grey, college of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Democratic Laboratories is the seminal paintings on coverage diffusion one of the American states. conscientiously designed and good written, it's the new foundation for somebody drawn to this significant subject. The findings are copious and loaded with insights into the way forward for this worthwhile research."
---Harrell Rodgers, Professor and Chair, division of Political technological know-how, college of Houston
Andrew Karch is Assistant Professor of presidency on the collage of Texas at Austin.
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