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Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

Making change: Three ways or one?

The current issue of Governance contains a set of articles that mark the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Peter Hall‘s classic article, “Paradigms, Social Learning, and the State.”  The articles were prepared for a symposium held at Suffolk University in Boston in December 2011.

Baumgartner
Frank Baumgartner

In his contribution, Frank Baumgartner of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill examines the commonalities and differences between Hall’s approach and his own work with Bryan Jones on policy change.  Baumgartner questions Hall’s view that there are three different types of policy change, of increasing severity.  “It may be possible,” he argues, “to conceive of a single process that can explain the full range of types of change.”  Baumgartner illustrates this argument by examining changes in the federal budget over the last sixty years.  Read the article.

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June 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm

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