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Policy backlash occurs when people or organizations mobilize against a policy during or after its enactment, diminishing the power of supporters and reducing the likelihood of the policy’s subsequent expansion. This article identifies different types of backlash--and suggest strategies to tame it.

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Why is it important?

A failure to develop strategies to counteract backlash can result in the reversal of policy victories.

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This page is a summary of: Limiting Policy Backlash: Strategies for Taming Countercoalitions in an Era of Polarization, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, September 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0002716219862511.
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