Frameworks of public policies analysis
AbstractIn this paper, the objective is to present and discuss four theoretical models that contribute to the understanding of public policies: (1) the Policy Cycle Model, (2) the Multiple Streams Framework, (3) the Punctuated Equilibrium Theory, and (4) the Advocacy Coalition Framework. These models are considered by many authors as the most adequate analytical frameworks in the scientific field of Public Policy. The models are logically consistent and empirically verifiable, clear and comprehensive, replicable in different policy areas, situations and contexts.
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