Article

Practical lessons from policy theories

Citation

Weible C & Cairney P (2018) Practical lessons from policy theories. Policy and Politics, 46 (2), pp. 183-197. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557318X15230059147191

Abstract
We challenge policy theory scholars to change the way we produce and communicate research: translate our research to a wider audience to gauge the quality of our findings. Explain state of the art knowledge to others to aid communication among ourselves. If we succeed, we can proceed with confidence. If not, we should reconsider the state of our field. Our aim is to show leadership by subjecting ourselves to this challenge. We introduce a special issue that represents the state of knowledge in eight theories and combine their insights to produce theoretical tenets across the field of policy processes.

Keywords
policy processes; policy theories; public policy; engaged scholarship; policy sciences

Notes
Output Type: Editorial

Journal
Policy and Politics: Volume 46, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date30/04/2018
Publication date online16/04/2018
Date accepted by journal16/04/2018
PublisherPolicy Press
ISSN0305-5736