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Different but equally plausible narratives of policy transformation: A plea for theoretical pluralism

Van der Heijden, Jeroen


Theories of institutional change help us to understand policy transformation, and provide us with a framework for presenting transformation narratives retrospectively. By telling the transformation narrative of a single case through the lenses of three different institutional change theories, this article highlights the potential shortcomings of a single lens, and the value of using complementary lenses. It argues for a pluralist approach to provide a richer understanding of policy...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: International Political Science Review
DOI: 10.1177/0192512112453604
Access Rights: Open Access


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