From Research Policy to the Governance of Research? A Theoretical Framework and Some Empirical Conclusions

Feron, Elise and Crowley, John (2003) From Research Policy to the Governance of Research? A Theoretical Framework and Some Empirical Conclusions. Innovation. The European Journal of Social Science Research, 16 (4). pp. 369-394. ISSN 1351-1610. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/1351161032000163584) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

'Culture' and 'change' are not words typically yoked together in social science. Indeed, the whole point of explanatory recourse to culture is to account for permanencies. Nonetheless, subject to certain conceptual precautions, middle range cultural analysis can work in conjunction with mainstream political science to clarify processes of policy change. The paper illustrates this by focusing on the case of European research policies and practices. After presenting a conceptual framework designed to bring together cultural analysis and policy science, the paper elaborates, on the basis of the framework, a theoretical scheme for the analysis of research policy. It then reports on some empirical findings from recent research and assesses the extent to which they validate the conceptual and theoretical framework. Finally, the paper offers some conclusions about the scale and innovative nature of policy change in contemporary European polities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Elise Feron
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2013 14:35 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 15:21 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32947 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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