Measuring and explaining policy paradigm change: the case of UK energy policy

Kern, Florian, Kuzemko, Caroline and Mitchell, Catherine (2014) Measuring and explaining policy paradigm change: the case of UK energy policy. Policy & Politics, 42 (4). pp. 513-530. ISSN 0305-5736

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Abstract

This paper contributes to the literature on institutional change by creating a framework, based on the work of Peter Hall, that both measures and explains policy paradigm
change. It claims that UK energy policy did undergo a paradigm shift according to the framework used here. Two initially separate narratives, climate change and energy
security, are found to have performed central functions within the process of change. This finding runs contrary to assumptions within sociological institutionalism.
Furthermore, this paper concludes that the policy paradigm change appears to have had limited impact so far on core socio-technical characteristics of the energy system.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Online first edition, August 26 2013
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science
Depositing User: Florian Kern
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2013 11:07
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 13:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/44092

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