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.
- Israeli-Arab conflict
- Policy entrepreneurship
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- General Social Sciences
- Public Administration
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law