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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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Questions of Influence

Questions of Influence

(p.276) Chapter 7 Questions of Influence
The National Origins of Policy Ideas

John L. Campbell

Ove K. Pedersen

Princeton University Press

This chapter assesses the degree to which knowledge regimes influence policymaking. It begins by asking whether individual policy research organizations influence policymakers' thinking? For methodological reasons, it is enormously difficult to determine which policy research organizations are influential on an individual basis. Notably, the evidence offered by people in these organizations by which they try to measure their organization's influence is, by their own admission, often circumstantial at best. Meanwhile, based on content analysis of reports from national councils of economic advisors in the four countries studied here, arguments, analyses, and policy recommendations from these councils reflect the arrangement of the knowledge regimes in which they are located. As such, these cases demonstrate that the structure of knowledge regimes affects the content of the ideas that they produce.

Keywords:   knowledge regimes, policymaking, policy research organizations, national councils, policy recommendations, policy ideas

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