Teaching ressources

The Advocacy Coalition Framework

08/03/2017 - 16:00

Nearly 30 years ago, Paul Sabatier and Hank Jenkins-Smith created the advocacy coalition framework for scholars interested in gaining a better understanding of some of the most perplexing puzzles in public policy

Discursive Approaches to Public Policy: The Argumentative Turn

08/03/2017 - 15:58

The turn to arguments is the focus of a deliberative approach to policy analysis which has emerged to counter the standard technocratic emphasis on empiricism.

The New Institutionalism Approaches - Prof. Guy Peters

08/03/2017 - 15:53

The neo-institutional theory has become a major approach to the social sciences generally, and this page will discuss the utility of institutionalism for understanding policy choice.

The Policy Instrument Approaches

08/03/2017 - 15:49

Various approaches to the study of public policy have used a ‘tools’ or ‘instruments’ approach to make sense of the complexity of contemporary policy-making.

The Institutional Analysis and Design Approach

08/03/2017 - 15:46

The scholars of IAD argue that our understanding of public policy can be improved by explicitly infusing institutional theory drawn from the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis.

Bounded Rationality and Multiple Streams Approaches - Prof. Nikos Zahariadis

06/02/2017 - 17:04

Bounded rationality models and their closely related garbage can family of models have emerged as important ways of examining national policy-making when goals are not widely shared, attention is fleeting, time is scarce, choice is biased by framing effects, and collective benefits differ from individual interests. You can find here a presentation of the approach and a video by Nikos Zahariadis