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The Political Formulation of Policy Solutions

Arguments, Arenas, and Coalitions

Edited by Philippe Zittoun, Frank Fischer and Nikolaos Zahariadis

Published

Jul 23, 2021

Page count

210 pages

ISBN

978-1529210347

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 23, 2021

Page count

210 pages

ISBN

978-1529210361

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 23, 2021

Page count

210 pages

ISBN

978-1529210361

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
The Political Formulation of Policy Solutions

In this book, an international group of public policy scholars revisit the stage of formulating policy solutions by investigating the basic political dimensions inherent to this critical phase of the policy process.

The book focuses attention on how policy makers craft their policy proposals, match them with public problems, debate their feasibility to build coalitions and dispute their acceptability as serious contenders for government consideration. Based on international case studies, this book is an invitation to examine the uncertain and often indeterminate aspects of policy-making using qualitative analysis embedded in a political perspective.

“This book offers a useful and original contribution to current debates in policy analysis by highlighting the fundamental role of policy formulation in the political process and seeking to fill gaps in its study.” Hubert Heinelt, Technical University of Darmstadt

Philippe Zittoun is Research Professor of Political Science at LAET, ENTPE, University of Lyon and General Secretary of the International Public Policy Association.

Frank Fischer is a senior research scholar at the Albrecht-Daniel-Thaer Institute of the Humboldt University in Berlin and a research fellow in politics at Kassel University.

Nikolaos Zahariadis is Mertie Buckman Chair and Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.

1. Introduction - Policy Formulation: A Political Perspective – Phillipe Zittoun, Frank Fischer and Nikolaos Zahariadis

2. Upcycling a Trashed Policy Solution? Argumentative Couplings for Solution Definition and Deconstruction in German Pension Policy – Sonja Blum

3. Binding and Unbinding Problem-Solution Associations in US Agricultural Policy Making: the Introduction and Demise of Direct Payments to Farmers – Gerry Alons

4. The Role of Expert Reporting in Binding Together Policy Problem and Solution Definition Processes – Magalie Bourblanc, Gabrielle Bouleau, Philippe Deuffic

5. Coalitions and Values in the Flow of Policy Solutions – Nikolaos Zahariadis

6. The Marks of Ownership: The Promotion of Carbon Capture and Storage in France – Sebastien Chailleux

7. Anticipating Public Approval in the Binding of Immigrant Integration Problems and Solutions – Van Breugel

8. Discourse Coalitions and the Messiness of Policy Solutions: College Governance in Nevada – Magdalena Martinez

9. Policy Solution Ownership: Road Space Re-allocation as New Approach to Urban Mobility – Charlotte Halpern