Explanation of Genesis, Continuity and Change of Policy: Analytical FrameworkKirsten Selbmann*
Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact, Research (PIK), P.O. Box 60 12 03, 14412 Potsdam, Germany
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kirsten Selbmann
Bochum University of Applied Sciences
Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact
Research (PIK), P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam, Germany
Tel: + 49(0)331-288-2672
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 23, 2014; Accepted date: February 23, 2015; Published date: February 26, 2015
Citation: Selbmann K (2015) Explanation of Genesis, Continuity and Change of Policy: Analytical Framework. Innovative Energy Policies 4:115. doi:Selbmann K (2015) Explanation of Genesis, Continuity and Change of Policy: Analytical Framework. Innovative Energy Policies 4: 115. doi:10.4172/2090-5009.1000115
Copyright: ©2015 Selbmann K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In face of linked dynamics of society and nature as well as social, technological and Ecological transformation processes, a shift towards pathways of sustainable development is needed. This challenges societies to establish new forms of governance. Innovation of governance has to be based on an understanding of contemporary governance and specific policies in relation to the named broader processes of transformation in order to explore possible future pathways of governance change. To generate such an understanding a genealogy of particular policies is necessary. This article presents conceptual and methodological grounds to study the genesis, continuity and dynamics of policies through time and space. It presents an analytical and methodical framework which fits for the analytical reconstruction of policies' historical pathways of development in order to understand processes of generation, stabilization and change. Such a purpose requires some stock-taking with respect to different concepts and strands of empirical research that underlie the particular perspectives and approaches of the analytical framework. Furthermore, it presupposes the theoretical and conceptual positioning of the elaborated analytical approach.