Theories Of The Policy Process by Christopher M. WeibleTheories Of The Policy Process by Christopher M. Weible

Theories Of The Policy Process

EditorChristopher M. Weible, Paul A. Sabatier

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Theories of the Policy Process provides a forum for experts in the most established and widely used theoretical frameworks in policy process research to present the basic propositions, empirical evidence, latest updates, and promising future research opportunities of each framework. This well-regarded volume covers such enduring classics as Multiple Streams (Herweg et al.), Punctuated Equilibrium (Baumgartner et al.), Advocacy Coalition Framework (Jenkins-Smith et al.), Institutional Analysis and Development Framework (Schlager and Cox), and Policy Diffusion (Berry and Berry), as well as two newer theories-Policy Feedback (Mettler and SoRelle) and Narrative Policy Framework (Shanahan et al.).

The fourth edition includes discussion of global and comparative perspectives in each theoretical chapter plus a brand-new chapter that explores how these theories have been adapted for, and employed in, non-American and non-Western contexts. An expanded introduction and revised conclusion fully examines and contextualizes the history, trajectories, and functions of public policy research. Since its first publication in 1999, Theories of the Policy Process has been, and remains, the quintessential gateway to the field of policy process research for students, scholars, and practitioners.

About The Author

Christopher M. Weible is professor at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. He is co-editor of Policy Debates in Hydraulic Fracking (2016). Paul A. Sabatier was political scientist and professor of environmental studies at the University of California, Davis.
Theories of the Policy Process
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Title:Theories Of The Policy ProcessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 25, 2017Publisher:Avalon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813350522

ISBN - 13:9780813350523

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"This is without question the best book on the theories of the policy process. There are many policy textbooks out there, but none that engage with contemporary theories of the process in such a comprehensive way."-Robert S. Wood, University of North Dakota