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The social and political construction of public policy problems
BULLETIN of People's Friendship University of Russia (2014)
  • Robert Hoppe, University of Twente
Abstract
This article - taken from my The Governance of Problems, 2011, pp.66-76 - develops the fourfold problem typology which is at the heart of my book. Along two axes - degree of certainty about available and relevant knowledge, and degree of ambiguity about normative claims - it sets out four types of problems: structured, unstructured, and two types of moderately structured problems. It demonstrates how these different problem types effectively structure the task environment for policy analysts and policy workers differently.
Keywords
  • policy problem,
  • typology
Publication Date
Winter 2014
Citation Information
Robert Hoppe. "The social and political construction of public policy problems" BULLETIN of People's Friendship University of Russia Vol. 1 Iss. 4 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_hoppe1/32/