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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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Limits of Convergence

Limits of Convergence

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(p.233) Chapter 6 Limits of Convergence
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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/9780691150314.003.0007

This chapter demonstrates that in every country, policy research organizations began to converge on similar dissemination practices, such as use of the Internet and new media, by which they channeled their analysis and recommendations to policymakers and others—practices that tended to resemble those of American advocacy organizations. Both trends were evident within and across knowledge regimes. However, convergence was extremely uneven and partial because there were significant obstacles to the wholesale diffusion of these practices across countries and organizations. As a result, although each knowledge regime underwent significant change, national differences persisted in how each one was organized and operated. In short, the chapter found patterns of only limited convergence that were at odds with what many organizational and economic sociologists and others would have expected, especially during times of great uncertainty like the end of the Golden Age and the rise of globalization.

Keywords:   policy research organizations, dissemination practices, Internet, new media, convergence, knowledge regimes, national differences, Golden Age, globalization

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