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Discursive Policy Analysis

  • By: Maarten Hajer and Wytske Versteeg
  • In: International Encyclopedia of Political Science
  • Edited by: Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser & Leonardo Morlino
  • Subject:Political Science (general), General Politics & International Relations

Discursive policy analysis focuses on discussion or debate as the main object of scrutiny. Originally, the word discourse was derived from the Latin noun discursus, which means “running to and fro.” It is this dynamic aspect that we still find in discursive policy analysis, which ...

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