Theories of the Policy Process

Editor/Author Sabatier, Paul A. and Weible, Christopher
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Westview Press

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ISBN: 978-0-81-334926-8
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 54
Book Status: Available
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A comprehensive primer to the major theoretical frameworks used in policy process research written by leading public policy scholars.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: Introduction
  • 1. Introducing the Scope and Focus of Policy Process Research and Theory, Christopher M. Weible
  • Part II: Theoretical Approaches to Policy Process Research
  • 2. Ambiguity and Multiple Streams, Nikolaos Zahariadis
  • 3. Punctuated Equilibrium Theory: Explaining Stability and Change in Public Policymaking, Frank R. Baumgartner, Bryan D. Jones, and Peter B. Mortensen
  • 4. Democratic Policy Design: Social Construction of Target Populations, Anne L. Schneider, Helen Ingram, and Peter deLeon
  • 5. Policy Feedback Theory, Suzanne Mettler and Mallory SoRelle
  • 6. The Advocacy Coalition Framework: Foundations, Evolution, and Ongoing Research, Hank C. Jenkins-Smith, Daniel Nohrstedt, Christopher M. Weible, and Paul A. Sabatier
  • 7. The Narrative Policy Framework, Mark K. McBeth, Michael D. Jones, and Elizabeth A. Shanahan
  • 8. An Assessment of the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework and Introduction of the Social-Ecological Systems Framework, Elinor Ostrom with Michael Cox and Edella Schlager
  • 9. Innovation and Diffusion Models in Policy Research, Frances Stokes Berry and William D. Berry
  • Part III: Conclusions
  • 10. A Comparison of Theories of the Policy Process, Paul Cairney and Tanya Heikkila
  • 11. Advancing Policy Process Research, Christopher M. Weible
  • About the Contributors