Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

After twenty years, what do we know about the role of ideas?

Sheri Berman

What have we learned about the role of ideas in political life since Peter Hall’s influential article on policy paradigms appeared twenty years ago?  In the current issue of Governance, Sheri Berman examines the strengths and weaknesses of current scholarship on the role of ideas.  “The way forward,” Berman says, involves work in three important areas: developing clearer definitions of ideational variables, a better understanding of the processes by which ideas become institutionalized so that they have durable influence, and more careful analysis of how ideas shape actors’ motivations.  Read the article.

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June 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm

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