Incumbency tactics – build a “common sense” (a la Gramsci)/capture the policy networks and possibilities

One of my favourite quotes about politics, policy etc is this "The definition of alternatives is the supreme instrument of power." It's by a basically forgotten American political scientist called E.E. Schattschneider. It kinda gels with a bunch of other stuff about institutional guard-rails, and Gramsci's notion of hegemony and common sense (as opposed to... Continue Reading →

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