Flashcards in 3.5 Producing Legitimacy by Interpretation Systems Deck (12):
The neglect of arguments and discourses as a constitutive element of policy making processes can be considered as a deficit of the New Political Economy or Public Choice Theory. Please explain the reasons for this.
What are “interpretation systems providing legitimacy”? Which role do such “interpretation systems” play? What is meant by the terms “cognitive schemata” and “framing”?
In political science, studies on “cognitive schemata” based on cognitive psychology have received increased attention. What are cognitive schemata and which role can they play in political processes?
Which cognitive schema seems to prevail in the minds of non-agricultural citizens as far as the role of agriculture is concerned, how is this related to the usually broad support for a type of agricultural policy that favours farmers, and what is the basis for the existence and persistence of the schema and how can it be reinforced or destabilised?
Why do interest groups use general basic rules of society for justifying their group interest?
Which role do ideologies based on agrarian fundamentalism play in arguments and discourses for the justification of agricultural policies? Why can the arguments which are used in this discourse for providing legitimacy for agricultural policies be understood as a contractarian interpretation?
Why is a hypothetical consensus on the fairnaess of the demands and claims of interest groups related to a process of mobilising positive value judgements of the citizens?
Why do agricultural politicians want to establish a political subsystem for agriculture that is make agricultural policies more or less “invisible” for the public? Why are the above mentioned approaches for providing legitimacy by means of those justification theories important for achieving this goal?
Please explain the term “option value of agricultural policies”.
Please explain the so-called “paradise lost complex” and its relevance for the acceptance of agricultural policies by the urban electorate.
Why is in developed countries agriculture attractive as a partner in winning coalitions formed by interest groups, and why is this not the case in developing countries?