The devil is in the details : understanding the causes of policy specificity and ambiguity / Rachel VanSickle-Ward.
Albany, New York : State University of New York Press, 
xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : the political story of policy precision The puzzle of statute specificity Perspectives of policy-making elites Policy specificity in a high-salience context : mental health parity Policy specificity in a low-salience context : individual development accounts Fragmentation and policy specificity in California legislation Conclusion Appendix A. Coding scheme for mental health parity (Chapter 4) Appendix B. Coding scheme for individual development accounts (Chapter 5) Appendix C. Coding scheme for California bills (Chapter 6) Appendix D. California bills by code selection Appendix E. Split salience models (Chapter 6) Appendix F. Interview protocol (Chapter 3) Appendix G. Bills considered.
"Seeks to explain the causes of ambiguously worded state legislation"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index.
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