Flashcards in 3.9 Models of Policy Making and Change Deck (17):
What are the basic levels of social analysis the approach called “policy analysis” focuses on?
What is a policy network? Where can policy networks be found and what are their main characteristics? Please show examples.
What is a policy arena? Please discuss the statement given by Lowe “policies determine politics”. Why is the distinction between distributive and redistributive policies relevant?
What is a policy cycle? Which phases are typical for processes of political decision making? What do you think about this concept of a policy cycle and its applicability?
Please explain the reasons for the introduction of the Advocacy Coalition Framework and the basic assumptions it is built on.
Please explain what role beliefs and consensus play in the Advocacy Coalition Framework.
What are the components of the Advocacy Coalition Framework (draw a graph) and how are they interrelated?
How are reforms interpreted by using the Advocacy Coalition Framework, what are the drivers of political change?
What is characteristic of organized anarchies in the Garbage Can Model and what are the challenges of making the concept of organized anarchy operational?
How would the proponents of the Garbage Can Model respond to the statement that decision making is systematically organized.
Please discuss the following quote: „… an organisation is a collection of choices looking for problems, issues and feelings looking for decision situations in which they might be aired, solutions looking for issues which they might be the answer, and decision makers looking for work“ (Cohen et al. 1972: 2).
What kind of streams are crucial elements for operationalising of the Garbage Can Model and why do they present an organisational challenge?
Please discuss the relationship between the communicative functions of language, the social construction of the policy process and real action such as policy reform.
What distinguishes the Foucauldian and the non-Foucauldian perspective on discourse analysis?
Why is policy reform, in the Foucauldian view, a result of the strategic functions of discourses? Why and how, that means by which factors, does discourse shape reality?
What is “communicative rationality”? What are the conditions for a discussion to be “communicatively rational” and what the objective of a communicatively rational discourse?