Creative Learning and Policy Ideas: The Global Rise of Green Growth

  title={Creative Learning and Policy Ideas: The Global Rise of Green Growth},
  author={Bentley B. Allan and Jonas Meckling},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
Ideas play an important role in policy change. Theories of policy change, including rational and bounded learning, bracket what needs to be explained: the creation of new ideas. We develop a theory of creative learning in international organizations (IOs). It posits that IO officials respond to new problems and state practices by creating novel concepts and policy ideas. New ideas help officials to manage multiple pressures in their organization’s strategic situation. They enable officials to… 
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