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The National Origins of Policy IdeasKnowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark$
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John L. Campbell and Ove K. Pedersen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691150314

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691150314.001.0001

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Knowledge Regimes and the National Origins of Policy Ideas

Knowledge Regimes and the National Origins of Policy Ideas

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Knowledge Regimes and the National Origins of Policy Ideas
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The National Origins of Policy Ideas
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John L. Campbell

Ove K. Pedersen

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691150314.003.0001

This introductory chapter presents a model of the national construction of knowledge regimes—a model based on the comparative historical analysis presented in subsequent chapters. To begin with, knowledge regimes produce the analysis, advice, and other ideas that others have shown often influence public policy. However, knowledge regimes themselves are shaped largely by the nationally specific policymaking and production regimes with which they are associated. Challenges to and changes in production and policymaking regimes often cause changes in knowledge regimes, which is not surprising insofar as institutional change in one area of a political economy can cause change in another, particularly when people believe that institutional complementarities have broken down and try to renew them. As such, this book argues that policy ideas have national origins and the way they are produced is largely determined by nationally specific institutions.

Keywords:   knowledge regimes, public policy, policymaking regimes, political economy, policy ideas, national policymaking

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