Agents of Change

As shown in the Figure, policy influences need to be translated into specific policy responses. This will depend on agents of change (or resistance) - individuals and institutions that are strategically placed and that will define the specific responses to these general influences at any one time.

Agents of change (or resistance) may include:

  • key figures in the administration and the political system
  • people and institutions that are influential in determining whether a momentum for change builds up or is resisted
  • formal lobbies and representations, the media and respected ‘public opinion formers’ who are critical in defining responses to event


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