"Polydiffusion" in Intergovernmental Programs: Information Diffusion in the School-to-Work Network

Karen Mossberger, Kathleen Hale

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Abstract

Traditional notions of "point source dijffusion " fail to describe ihe multiple channels of information that states have regarding a federally promoted innovation and the mobilization of groups into intergovernmental, intersectoral information networks. This article tests the concept of "polydiffusion" in schoolto-work progams, exploring participation and information in the network, state variation in information search, the role of the Internet, and implications for policy learning in the federal system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-422
Number of pages25
JournalAmerican Review of Public Administration
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Marketing

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