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Developing the approach: theory and methods

Alex Balch

in Managing Labour Migration in Europe

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780719080722
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701805 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719080722.003.0003
Developing the approach: theory and methods

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This chapter introduces the theories and concepts that are applied to the case studies of Spain and Great Britain and develops a series of hypotheses regarding the role of ideas and knowledge in policy change. It features different models or approaches to the policy process and policy change that are applicable to the two case studies in this volume. These are the Epistemic Communities Hypothesis (ECH), the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF), and Discourse Coalitions (DC) approach.

Keywords: policy change; ideas; knowledge; Spain; Great Britain; policy process; Epistemic Communities Hypothesis; Advocacy Coalition Framework; Discourse Coalition approach

Chapter.  7481 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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