Implementation is the unglamorous end of the policy process, and attracts very little interest. The interesting part of a policy is its development: the pressures that give rise to it and the political conflicts that surround its adoption. Once the political sound and fury are past, the interest goes out of the subject for the politician and journalist, and implementation-although no less vital a stage in the process-is carried out in quiet oblivion. Mercifully so, from the administrator’s point of view: a policy that is implemented without fuss is a policy that (usually) is working well.