Economic policy and decision making at the intersection of domestic and international politics: The advocacy coalition framework and the National Economic Council
Abbreviated Journal Title
Policy Stud. J.
IMPLEMENTATION; MODEL; Political Science; Public Administration
This article advances a theoretical model of the National Economic Council (NEC) based on a policy network approach and group decision-making theory to explain why the U.S. president's NEC represents a significant development in the rise of the intermestic policy-making and decision-making processes. It develops theoretical conceptions of interests and manipulation based on a Policy Network Approach and the Advocacy Coalition Framework in policy studies research to illustrate the complexity of NEC group dynamics. Hopefully, such a contribution can further existing theoretical frameworks in the field of policy studies and analysis and can add to assessments of the NEC in policymaking and decision-making. Unlike much of the prevailing research, this article perceives the NEC as a political instrument used by policymakers and decision makers to protect their policy interests and engage in forms of political manipulation to increase their power over economic policy.
Policy Studies Journal
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Economic policy and decision making at the intersection of domestic and international politics: The advocacy coalition framework and the National Economic Council" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3706.