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Sabatier (2007b), Schlager (1995, 2007), Capano (2009) and Zahariadis (1998) provide overviews of the most significant and widely used theories. The specific theories and models reviewed in this chapter are 19 : Institutional Analysis and Development Framework (IAD) (Ostrom 1992, 2005, 2007; Ostrom et al. 1994), representing RI; Path-Dependency (PD) (Hall 1993; Hall and Taylor 1996; Thelen 1999; Thelen and Steinmo 1992); and Punctuated Equilibrium (PEQ) (Baumgartner and Jones 1993), representing HI; Social Construction Framework (Ingram, Schneider and DeLeon 2007) representing SI; and Advocacy Coalition Framework (AC) (Sabatier 1986, 1991a, b; Sabatier and Jenkins-Smith 1988, 1993; Sabatier and Weible 2007), and the Multiple 19 Sabatier (2007b) identifies another stream of the public policy area, i.e., the network approach. This approach, however, constitutes more of “an analytical toolbox than a theory” (Adam and Kriesi 2007, p. 146). It focuses on actors, potentially neglecting institutional arrangements. It emerged out of interorganisational, as well as the agenda setting literature. Policy networks or assumptions made about groups, are part of the more holistic theories presented in this chapter. As such as, the network approach is not presented separately.
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57 Streams Framework (MS) (1984, 2011) (based on March and Olsen’s (1989) ‘Garbage Can’ model), representing an eclectic epistemology. The review of public policy theories and models in this chapter follows this categorisation, starting with rational institutionalism, followed by historical institutionalism and sociological/organisational institutionalism. The criteria used in Chapter 2 to compare and assess the theories and models are also used here. These criteria are: 1. What is the scope of the construct and how well is it suited to explain agenda setting processes? 2. Does the construct clarify its epistemological perspective? 3. Does the construct consider and clarify the following fundamental elements of change processes and their underlying epistemological and theoretical assumptions: a. change, including causes of change, different types of change and progression of change; b. institutions and/or structures; c. individual and collective actors, with specific respect to the level of agency; and d. the relationship between structures/institutions and agency. 4. Are the underlying theoretical assumptions of the individual elements compatible with the broad epistemological perspective? 5. Is the construct suited for application in the context of a qualitative single case study?
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58 Reviews of relevant accounting agenda setting studies follow the discussion of the respective theory or model. The chapter concludes with a summary of the strengths and weaknesses of the reviewed models and studies, identifying the most suitable theory for the purpose of this thesis. 3.2 PUBLIC POLICY CONSTRUCTS BASED ON RATIONAL CHOICE ASSUMPTIONS Theories of RI that are used to explain public policy processes include economic theory, game theory, transaction cost theory, social choice theory, covenant theory, public goods theory and common pool theory.
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