Ideas and Agency in Immigration Policy

@inproceedings{Boswell2016IdeasAA,
  title={Ideas and Agency in Immigration Policy},
  author={Christopher J. Boswell and James Hampshire},
  year={2016}
}
Political science literature tends to depict the role of ideas in policy in two distinct ways: ideas are seen as strategic tools mobilised by agents to achieve pre-given preferences; or as structures imposing constraints on what is considered legitimate or feasible. Discursive institutionalism seeks to combine these insights, suggesting that while actors are indeed constrained by deeply entrenched ideas, they nonetheless enjoy some autonomy in selecting and combining ideas. This article seeks… CONTINUE READING

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