Memory games

2014-08-17

in Geek stuff, Politics

My new hobby (in the shower, while walking, while waiting for anything) – mentally listing public policy scholars and their best-known contributions:

  • Haas – epistemic communities
  • Kingdon – policy windows
  • Skogstad – economic globalization v. political internationalization
  • Sabatier and Jenkins-Smith – the advocacy coalition framework
  • Downs, Olson, Arrow – rational choice
  • Green and Shapiro – critics of rational choice
  • Howlett, Ramesh, Perl – summarizers of everything
  • Harden and Ostrum – analysts of tragedies of the commons
  • Jones – bounded rationality
  • Lindblom – muddling through
  • Tversky and Kahneman – framing
  • Tsebelis – nested games, veto points
  • Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos – philosophy of science
  • Pierson – policy feedbacks
  • Hall – policy paradigms

Etc, etc

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Milan August 17, 2014 at 11:39 pm

The entire public policy sub-discipline (and perhaps academia as a whole) sometimes seems based on violating George Orwell’s fifth rule for good writing:

“Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent”

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