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Managing Labour Migration in EuropeIdeas, Knowledge and Policy Change$
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Alex Balch

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719080722

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719080722.001.0001

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Developing the approach: theory and methods

Developing the approach: theory and methods

(p.32) 3 Developing the approach: theory and methods
Managing Labour Migration in Europe

Alex Balch

Manchester University Press

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

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