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Policy analysis in the Netherlands$
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Frans van Nispen and Peter Scholten

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447313335

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447313335.001.0001

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Patterns of science–policy interaction

Patterns of science–policy interaction

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(p.49) Four Patterns of science–policy interaction
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Policy analysis in the Netherlands
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Robert Hoppe

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447313335.003.0004

In this chapter, the diversity of institutional patterns in science-policy-politics linkages in the Netherlands is addressed, as well as the wide-ranging ideological disagreements that form their backdrop. Using inductive accounts of the development of public expertise and policy analytic styles in the Netherlands over the last decades, I will show how at least three such patterns may be identified: a corporatist, a neo-liberal and a deliberative pattern. These various patterns cannot be interpreted as ingredients from one big transition from government to governance, nor as, jointly, making up a homogeneous national policy style. Rather, the patterns co-evolve and permeate each other, although loaded with ideological disagreements and contradictions.

Keywords:   boundary work, policy analytic styles, research-policy nexus, institutional patterns, public expertise

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