Public policy for fun and … profit? I’ve been on a major reading binge over the last month or so (Policy Studies Journal, I’m looking at you).
Why? To try to test/extend the Dialectical Issue LifeCycle Model, especially in its phase 3 to phase 4 shift (if you’ve got 10 minutes, you could read this).
And what I realised was that it would be a “public good contribution” to my fellow early career (cough, cough) researchers, AND useful to me, if a website were built.
Or rather, a bunch of interlinked webpages came into existence. A very patient friend of mine taught me some drupal etc, but for this, I just relied on wordpress and a certain (unusually methodical) approach to linking forward and back.
Next steps – to write the story of Australia and climate policy, 1974-2015 using each of these three theories in turn. #livingthedream.
Meanwhile, you can find an alphabetical list of the policy concepts (it will be updated over time) with links to individual pages, here.
I might also improve my cardboard and coloured-paper models, ahead of a powerpoint presentation tomorrow, at which I hope to get heckled for long-windedness and conspiracy theories….