Tempest in a Teapot? Toward new collaborations between mainstream policy process studies and interpretive policy studies

Durnova, AnnaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5789-1850 and Weible, Christopher M. (2020) Tempest in a Teapot? Toward new collaborations between mainstream policy process studies and interpretive policy studies. Policy Sciences, 53, pp. 571-588.

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“Tempest in a teapot” is an idiom that refers to a problem that has been blown out of proportion, which is how we see the supposedly divisive relationship between two research traditions: mainstream policy process studies and interpretive policy studies. In this commentary, we explore both research traditions, comparing and contrasting their views of public policy and policy processes, uses of theories, and approaches to research. Our aim is not to unite them or reject points of debate. Instead, we offer strategies for more productive collaborations, including side-by-side research, integrative research, engagement in constructive discussions of research techniques, and applied research.

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Keywords: Policy process research, Interpretive policy studies, Public policy, Discourse, Knowledge, Approach to research
Funders: FWF V 761
Research Units: Insight Austria
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 07:19
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 10:11
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s11077-020-09387-y
ISSN: 1573-0891
URI: https://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/5326

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