Patterns of science-policy interaction

Robertus Hoppe

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This chapter focuses on the category of policy analysts who are located in advisory bodies as scientific experts, explicitly tasked as boundary workers in boundary organizations between science and policy/politics. A brief introduction (section 1) sets out the manifold and complex modes of science-informed policy advice in the Netherlands. These will be interpreted through a minimalist multilevel framework for science-informed policy advice as boundary work (section 2). At policy politics level (section 3), it will be argued that one may distinguish between advisory arrangements fit for (relatively) structured and (relatively) unstructured problems. At ideological level (section 4), at least three policy styles may be discerned: a neo-corporatist, a neo-liberal and a deliberative one. In the final section (5), it is argued that there is not one ‘Dutch’ model, but that the patterns co-evolve and permeate each other, although loaded with ideological and pragmatic disagreements and contradictions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolicy analysis in the Netherlands
EditorsFrans van Nispen, Peter Scholten
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages368
ISBN (Print)9781447313335
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameInternational Library of Policy Analysis
PublisherPolicy Press


  • IR-93466
  • METIS-307673


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