Introduction: epistemic communities and international policy coordination

  title={Introduction: epistemic communities and international policy coordination},
  author={Peter Haas},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={1 - 35}
  • P. Haas
  • Published 1 December 1992
  • Economics
  • International Organization
How decision makers define state interests and formulate policies to deal with complex and technical issues can be a function of the manner in which the issues are represented by specialists to whom they turn for advice in the face of uncertainty. The contributors to this issue examine the role that networks of knowledge-based experts—epistemic communities—play in articulating the cause-and-effect relationships of complex problems, helping states identify their interests, framing the issues for… 

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