Policy entrepreneurs and post-conflict cross-border cooperation: A conceptual framework and the Israeli-Jordanian case

Tamar Arieli, Nissim Cohen

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Abstract

What is the role of policy entrepreneurs in shaping the dynamics which normalize relationships between neighboring countries after the formal resolution of conflict? This article suggests a conceptual framework to understand the influence of policy entrepreneurs on public policy regarding cross-border interaction in post-conflict border regions. We analyze the motivations, preferences and strategies of local players which design given realities in the border region. We propose a typology of the various policy entrepreneurs active in the post-conflict border region. The theoretical framework is used in the analysis of the Israeli-Jordanian border region since the peace treaty of 1994.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-256
Number of pages20
JournalPolicy Sciences
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Borders
  • Conflict
  • Israeli-Arab conflict
  • Policy entrepreneurship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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