Policy Coherency and Regime Complexes: The Case of Genetic Resources

24 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2013 Last revised: 12 Jun 2013

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Jean-Frederic Morin

Université Laval - Departement de Science Politique

Amandine J. Orsini

Université St Louis

Date Written: February 7, 2013

Abstract

"This study argues that ‘regime complexes’ and ‘policy coherence’ are two faces of the same integrative process. The development of regime complexes co-evolves with the pressures on decision makers to coordinate their policies in various issue-areas. Conceptually, we introduce a typology of policy coherency (erratic, strategic, functionalistic, and systemic) according to its procedural and substantive components. Empirically, by triangulating quantitative and qualitative data, we use this typology for the case of the genetic resources’ regime complex to illustrate the links between regime complexes and policy coherency. Our results suggest that a coherent policymaking process favours integrated regime complexes, while greater exposure to a regime complex increases the pressure to have a coherent policymaking. This study fills a gap in the literature on regime complexes by providing a micro-macro model linking structure to agency. "

Keywords: biodiversity, policy coherence, regime complex, genetic resources

Suggested Citation

Morin, Jean-Frederic and Orsini, Amandine J., Policy Coherency and Regime Complexes: The Case of Genetic Resources (February 7, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2213348 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2213348

Jean-Frederic Morin (Contact Author)

Université Laval - Departement de Science Politique ( email )

Ste-Foy, Quebec G1K 7P4
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://https://ulaval.academia.edu/JeanFredericMorin

Amandine J. Orsini

Université St Louis ( email )

Boulevard botanique, 43
Bruxelles, 1000
Belgium

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