The studying concepts of paradigm, referential and advocacy coalition in public policy analysis

Document Type : Research Paper


Associate Professor; Allameh Tabataba'i University


The process of public policy is a complicated and multidimensional process that affected by several factors. The purpose of policy analysis is analyzing such factors and variables. One of the major approaches in policy analysis is the studding the role of ideas and values in public policy. This approach seeks to answer the question of how ideas are turned into policies and rules and finally, be implemented in a given society. In this regard have submitted three concepts. The policy paradigm by Peter Hall, the policy referential by Pierre Muller and the advocacy coalition by Paul Sabatier. This research based on four components (basic principles, specific principles, course of action and tools) has compared these concepts and then in the path has been clarified the role of ideas and values in public policy.


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