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Elementary forms and their dynamics: revisiting Mary Douglas
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2014-08-05)
Mary Douglas's oeuvre furnishes the social sciences with one of the most profound and ambitious bodies of social theory ever to emerge from within anthropology. This article uses the occasion of the publication of Fardon's ...
Explaining decision-making in government: the neo-Durkheimian institutional framework
(Wiley Online, 2014-03)
In understanding styles of political judgement in government decision-making, explanatory limitations of rational choice, prospect theoretic, historical institutional, groupthink, and other approaches suggest that there ...
Unintended, unanticipated or unexpected consequences of policy and surprises for government: understanding how bias and process shape causation – comparing British governments, 1959-74
(Wiley Online, 2014-04-22)
The vulnerability of policymaking to unintended and unanticipated consequences has been documented since Thucydides. Yet we still lack integrated conceptual and explanatory accounts of their variety and aetiology. Adequate ...
Opportunistic decision-making in government: concept formation, variety and explanation
The notion of opportunism is too often used loosely in policy and administrative research on executive decision-making: its various meanings are too rarely clearly distinguished. To make it useful for explanation, this ...
Explaining styles of political judgement in British government: comparing isolation dynamics (1959–1974)
(Cambridge University Press (CUP): HSS Journals, 2016-06-01)