The Role and Impact of the Multiple-Streams Approach in Comparative Policy Analysis

  title={The Role and Impact of the Multiple-Streams Approach in Comparative Policy Analysis},
  author={Daniel B{\'e}land and Michael Howlett},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice},
  pages={221 - 227}
  • D. Béland, M. Howlett
  • Published 26 May 2016
  • Economics
  • Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice
ABSTRACT John Kingdon’s multiple-streams framework has been widely used since the publication of his book Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies in 1984. The popularity of this agenda-setting framework in comparative policy analysis is especially interesting because the book focused exclusively on the United States. It is not clear, however, that a framework developed exclusively on the basis of the examination of a single, somewhat idiosyncratic national case should be able to generate… 
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