Title: The formation of economic policy : a cognitive-evolutionary approach to policy-making
Authors : Slembeck, Tilman
Published in : Constitutional political economy
Volume(Issue) : 8
Issue : 3
Pages : 225
Pages to: 254
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Springer
Issue Date: 1997
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 330: Economics
Abstract: This essay proposes a cognitive-evolutionary approach to economic policy making where the entire process of policy-formation and implementation is analyzed as a collective process of mobilization and problem-solving that extends from the individual level over the level of collective decision making to the constitutional level. In the procedural view proposed, many issues or problems of economic policy are not fully solved because of four main filters or barriers that filter out certain issues while letting others through. The main task for political entrepreneurs is to surmount these barriers. Important aspects of the politico-economic process are cognitive processes of perception and interpretation by the individual; processes of interpretation, mobilization, and negotiation at the collective level; and evolutionary dynamics at the constitutional level. – This interdisciplinary oriented approach provides a framework that suggests new categories for analyzing policy-making in a systematic way by linking the behavior and thinking of the individual with the ongoing political process at the collective and constitutional level, and leads to conclusions for advising politicians.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Economic Policy (FWP)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1023/A:1009027913985
ISSN: 1043-4062
1572-9966
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/16045
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