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Assessing policy knowledge: A systematic review of three theoretical approaches that are applied to cases of policy change

van der Heijden, Jeroen; Kuhlmann, Johanna


This article seeks to understand how knowledge of the policy process, and especially of policy change, is generated. For three dominant approaches—punctuated equilibrium theory, incremental change theorizing, and institutional isomorphism theorizing—we ask where, by whom, and especially how these theoretical approaches have been applied in empirical studies. Answering these questions is relevant for synthesizing knowledge on policy change across such studies. For a stratified sample of 153...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-05-17
Type: Journal article
Source: European Policy Analysis
DOI: 10.1002/epa2.1035


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