Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Mapping policy agents : policy entrepreneurs, advocacy coalitions, epistemic communities and instrument constituencies
Authors: Béland, Daniel
Hälg, Léonore
et. al: No
DOI: 10.4337/9781789904987.00009
Published in: A Modern Guide to Public Policy
Editors of the parent work: Capano, Giliberto
Howlett, Michael
Page(s): 41
Pages to: 56
Issue Date: 6-Oct-2020
Series: Elgar Modern Guides
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cheltenham
ISBN: 9781789904970
Language: English
Subjects: Policy actor; Policy agent; Advocacy coalition; Policy entrepreneur; Instrument constituency; Epistemic community; Public policy; Policy process
Subject (DDC): 320: Politics
Abstract: Public policy research prominently features the study of the individual and collective agents that populate the various moments of the policy process across different policy subsystems. This chapter maps the role of these policy agents within the policy process by addressing several questions. In the first part, we ask who are these policy actors and how are they involved in power relations. In a second part, we focus on specific actor conceptualizations (i.e. policy entrepreneurs, advocacy coalitions, epistemic communities, instrument constituencies). We review these concepts, including their empirical applications, and the limitations to their use. Finally, in the last part, we take a step back to formulate a research agenda on policy agents.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
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