Rational Institution alism Rationalism Utility maximising behaviour of actors

Rational institution alism rationalism utility

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Rational Institution- alism Rationalism Utility maximising behaviour of actors Not considered Interdependent Stable, Utility functions Modify individual rational expectations and behaviour Self-interested utility maximisation Rational or boundedly rational Low, as actors are motivated by self- interest (external force) Structural prevalence, agency limited, as actors actions are determined by maximisation personal benefit Yes No Historical Institution- alism Varied (from rationalism to social constructivism), but with focus on history Historical events (PD) External crisis, partisan change, conflict (PEQ) Incremental (PD) and radical (PEQ) Stable, Utility functions Modify individual rational expectations and behaviour Stable, Utility functions Modify individual rational expectations and behaviour Self-interested utility maximisation Rational or boundedly rational Low, as actors are motivated by self- interest (external force) Structural prevalence (Capano 2009, p. 20); focus on historic structures and institution that limit agency. Yes Yes Social Construction Framework Social construction, focus on target groups Not clearly defined, interdependent relationship between policy design, actors and policy outcome, including both exogenous (resource, institutions, culture) and endogenous (interpretive) factors and impacts Incremental and radical Non-linear Wide, including historic and political elements (degenerative politics and professionalised or expert politics) Not identified High Interdependent, with focus on agency and context Yes Yes
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295 Epistemological perspective Cause of change Type of change Change progression Perspective on institutions Motivations of actors Level of agency Relationship between agency and structure/instituti ons Compatibility of theoretical assumptions with epistemology Suited for qualitative case study research? Advocacy Coalition Framework Eclectic (rational choice assumptions, historic considerations, as well as social construction assumptions) Predominantly external factors Incremental and radical Linear Unstable Depend on coalition strategy and socioeconomic conditions Wide definition of institutions which are limiting, but changeable Belief systems Boundedly rational choice Clear preferences Medium to high (agency attributed to actors, but limited by historic and other institutional factors) Constantly linking structure and agency (Capano 2009, p. 20) Yes Yes Multiple Streams Framework Eclectic (rational choice assumptions, historic considerations, as well as social construction assumptions) Predominantly external factors Not considered explicitly, but tendency to explain incremental change Non-linear Unstable Autonomous Facilitate action Not further identified Boundedly rational choice Unclear preferences Medium to high: structures not only limiting, but also enabling; specifically allows for reflection and learning effects of actors however, rationalist assumptions made about motivation of actors Structural prevalence but with room for individualistic strategic behaviour (Capano 2009, p.
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