Author: Benon Zbigniew Szałek
Institution: University of Szczecin
Year of publication: 2013
Source: Show
Pages: 237-257
DOI Address: -
PDF: rop/2013/rop201315.pdf

The so-called ‘Overton Window of Political Possibilities’ originates from a concept named after Joseph P. Overton and is based on the assumption that any collection of public policies within a policy area can be arranged in order from more free to less free. At any one time, some group of adjacent policies along the freedom spectrum fall into a ‘window of political possibility’. Policies inside the window are politically acceptable, meaning officeholders believe they can support the policies and survive the next election.

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