A shortcoming of public policy, according to Jeffery Greene (2005), is that it tends to be reactive and not proactive. That is to say, public policies tend towards addressing looming and existent public problems rather than preventing or foreseeing and circumventing future public problems. While the “reactive” nature of public policy might be contested in some scholarly or professional circles it is safe to say that the prevailing public policy making structures in modern democracies are often more inclined to respond to public problems rather than attempt to anticipate, circumvent, or prevent them.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas