Based on very limited experience. What other tips do people have? A quick google finds these 21 Tips for creating a successful writing collaboration 5 tips (very little overlap) This looks good too Here's mine Big things Be very clear about what you are trying to write (which questions you are trying to answer, what... Continue Reading →
#Awalkinthepark – think tanks, discursive institutionalism institutional logic
Right, so here are four more things (a couple of them very short) Ladl, S. 2011. Think Tanks, Discursive Institutionalism and Policy Change. In Papanagnou, G. (ed) Social Science and Policy Challenges: Democracy, Values and Capacities. UNESCO Publishing. Pp. 205-220. Tolbert, P. and Zucker, P. 1999. The Institutionalization of Institutional Theory. In Clegg S. and... Continue Reading →
#Awalkinthepark – discursive institutionalism yet again
Four papers here, the fourth of which doesn’t quite ‘fit’, but never mind… The TL;DR is that Discursive Institutionalism is a pretty powerful (too powerful?) way of looking at policy change/lack of change. Schmidt, V. 2010. Taking ideas and discourse seriously: explaining change through discursive institutionalism as the fourth ‘new institutionalism’. European Political Science Review,... Continue Reading →
#Awalkinthepark – Policy Theories and how to mash them up.
Making sense of it all? How do we mash-up public policy theories, improve them. What should we worry about as we do this? Cairney, P. 2013. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: How Do We Combine the Insights of Multiple Theories in Public Policy Studies? Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 41, (1), pp.1-21. Petridou, E. 2014.... Continue Reading →
#Awalkinthepark – Islands in the Stream #Kingdon #MultipleStreams
So, these two probably could have been better clumped with the Brunner article (see last post) because they are trying to use/modify the famous “Multiple Streams Framework” of John Kingdon. Winkel, G. and Leipold, S. 2016. Demolishing Dikes: Multiple Streams and Policy Discourse Analysis. Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 44, (1), pp.108-129. Mukherjee, I. and Howlett,... Continue Reading →
#Awalkinthepark – fantasy technologies, fantasy policies and polar bears #wearetoast
So, over the last two days, even with The Wife about, I have somehow contrived to read nine journal articles about policy theory, policy implementation etc. I really do need to get out more. Rather than blog them in the order I read them, imma go for some sort of logical clumping (the borders are,... Continue Reading →
#Awalkinthepark – “Think” tanks, denialists, renewables and (neo)institutional theory
Four articles this time (one a re-read) Zimmerman, E. 2016. Discursive Institutionalism and Institutional Change. In Zimmerman, E. 2016. Think Tanks and Non-Traditional Security. London: Palgrave Macmillan. McKewon, E. 2012. Talking Points Ammo: The use of neoliberal think tank fantasy themes to delegitimise scientific knowledge of climate change in Australian newspapers. Journalism Studies, Vol. 13... Continue Reading →
#Awalkinthepark – Radical Institutional Change? Bin juice!!
The sixth lap is usually fairly unproductive, from a reading point of view, but probably where the calorie burn comes from. Somehow I only managed to finish one article – (and tbf, most of another) Lorenzoni, I. and Benson, D. 2014. Radical institutional change in environmental governance: Explaining the origins of the UK Climate... Continue Reading →
#Awalkinthepark – Transformers!, transitions, neo-institutional theory and SHIT v CHIC
So, one on the bed, one and a half while around the park (it turns out theory is far slower to read than fact-based stuff, who knew) and polishing off that second half of the third paper at my desk as the sun shines outside. I really do need to get out more. Gillard, R.... Continue Reading →
#Australian #climate history – who knew what when?
Below is a piece just published on 'The Conversation.' I was very flattered to be asked to write it. I think I should probably have included a sentence about Hugh Saddler's 1981 book 'Energy in Australia', which has a brief climate section, and made the point that various oil companies (Exxon, Shell) bought up Australian... Continue Reading →