chapter  9
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My intentions when starting this book where threefold: first, to refresh and update the nondecision-making model; second to illustrate via this model just how nondecisionmaking occurs in political bodies; and third, to try and offer some answers as to why childcare remains a marginalised issue. On reflection I think it is clear that nondecisionmaking is alive and well and is a complex phenomenon, clearly involving not just actions and inactions but the whole social system, the very structural setting both within and outwith the decision-making body.