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Ausreifung von Politikfeldern - Metapher oder Theorie?


  • Noweski, Michael


Sozialwissenschaftler verwenden nicht selten die Metapher der Evolution, um Transformationsprozesse verschiedener Gegenstände, z.B. Volkswirtschaften, zu beschreiben. Obgleich auch Politikfelder Wandlungen unterliegen, existiert in der Politikwissenschaft bisher keine Theorie, die geeignet wäre, diesen Veränderungsprozess darzustellen. Gleichwohl unterscheiden einige Autoren junge und alte Politikfelder. Die vorliegende Analyse politikwissenschaftlicher Beiträge zeigt, dass in der Literatur vier Modelle der Ausreifung von Politikfeldern zumindest implizit verwendet werden. Die Autoren bewerten diesen Wandel stets als positiv. Am Ende der Entwicklung scheinen politische Kompromisse oder andere begrüßenswerte Ergebnisse zu stehen. Der Aufsatz plädiert dafür, eine Theorie zu entwickeln, mit deren Hilfe die Transformation von Politikfeldern als Reifeprozess dargestellt werden kann.

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  • Noweski, Michael, 2008. "Ausreifung von Politikfeldern - Metapher oder Theorie?," Discussion Papers, Research Group Public Health SP I 2008-304, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:wzbhea:spi2008304

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