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The Political Formulation of Policy Solutions: Arguments, Arenas, and Coalitions

Philippe Zittoun, Frank Fischer, and Nikolaos Zahariadis


The book revisits the stage of formulating policy solutions by investigating the basic political dimensions inherent to this critical phase of the policy process. It focuses attention on how policymakers craft their policy proposals, match them with public problems, debate their feasibility to build coalitions and dispute their acceptability as serious contenders for government consideration. Based on international case studies, this book is an invitation to examine the uncertain and often indeterminate aspects of policymaking using qualitative analysis embedded in a political perspective.

Keywords: Policy, Politics, Formulation, Arguments, Coalitions, Arenas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529210347
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529210347.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippe Zittoun, editor
University of Lyon

Frank Fischer, editor
Humboldt University

Nikolaos Zahariadis, editor
Rhodes College

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