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Эволюция понятия "внешний шок" в различных традициях изучения политического курса

The article focuses on the concept of external shock and traces its evolution in different policy studies frameworks. Theoretical review of the first studies that look at dramatic events as a trigger to start reforms, advocacy coalitions framework and multiple streams framework both placing such events as a variable into their respective explanatory models, clearly shows the existence of an entire vocabulary of related but not synonymous concepts. This, in turn, leads to a terminological and conceptual confusion when one uses these notions in their research. Taking into account the revealed problem we conclude the review by bringing forward our own definition and its operationalization for handy use in empirical studies of reform processes.