Paradigms in Public Policy: Theory and Practice of Paradigm Shifts in the EU (Paperback)
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Paradigms in Public Policy: Theory and Practice of Paradigm Shifts in the EU (Paperback)

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Paperback 444 Pages / Published: 11/02/2010
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Policy action is driven, shaped and regulated by the ways in which cognitive frames and interests shape and define issues and analyses - and the involvement of particular authorities, experts, problem-definitions and solutions. To understand these processes is particularly important in the realm of democratic policymaking, where agents driven by divergent interests and alternative principles struggle to preserve or reform policy, law, and institutions. This book analyzes continuity and change in EU policy and provides a systematic understanding of the interactions between ideas, organized actors, and institutions in political, administrative and related social processes. The EU policy studies make up a rich empirical territory, ranging from food security and chemicals to energy, climate change, and gender.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG
ISBN: 9783631579053
Number of pages: 444
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a highly innovative book that offers a thorough appraisal of key EU public policy paradigms in a truly interdisciplinary way, combining theoretical analyses and empirical case studies." (Alberto Martinelli, University of Milan)
"This book breaks new theoretical ground in elaborating a dynamic cultural/institutionalist framework, improving our understanding of how cognitive and normative models interact with social institutions, actor configurations and contested ideas and policymaking frames." (Barbara Hobson, Stockholm University)
"This collection of essays is the most important expression to date of how ideas, cognitive frameworks, actors, and institutions interact to shape policy." (Rogers Hollingsworth, Jr., University of Wisconsin)

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