Ideas, Power, and Policy Paradigms: From Globalization to Sustainability

31 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last revised: 15 Jul 2014

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Daniel Beland

University of Saskatchewan

Robert H. Cox

University of Oklahoma

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between ideas and power. We argue that social change is caused by a combination of ideas, which are inspirational, and power, which is transformative. We illustrate the argument by examining the emergence of a sustainability policy paradigm.

Keywords: Ideas, Power, Policy Paradigms, Globalization, Sustainability

Suggested Citation

Beland, Daniel and Cox, Robert H., Ideas, Power, and Policy Paradigms: From Globalization to Sustainability (2010). APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1642189

Daniel Beland (Contact Author)

University of Saskatchewan ( email )

College of Education
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A7
Canada

Robert H. Cox

University of Oklahoma ( email )

307 W Brooks
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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