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Theories of the Policy Process, Second Edition

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ISBN 9780367274306
December 6, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

Theories of the Policy Process provides a forum for the proponents of several of the most promising and widely used theoretical frameworks to present the basic propositions of their frameworks, to assess the empirical evidence that has developed, and to discuss promising directions for future research. The first edition contained analys

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Need for Better Theories -- Alternative Views of the Role of Rationality in the Policy Process -- Institutional Rational Choice -- The Multiple Streams Framework -- Social Construction and Policy Design -- Policy Networks and Subsystems -- The Network Approach -- Punctuated-Equilibrium Theory -- The Advocacy Coalition Framework -- Frameworks Comparing Policies Across a Large Number of Political Systems -- Innovation and Diffusion Models in Policy Research -- The Policy Process and Large-N Comparative Studies -- Conclusions -- A Comparison of Frameworks, Theories, and Models of Policy Processes -- Fostering the Development of Policy Theory

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Paul A. Sabatier