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Diverging against all odds? Regulatory Paths in Embryonic Stem Cell Research across Western Europe
An interest-driven account of Embryonic Stem Cell Research would, given the considerable financial and scientific concerns, likely predict regulations to converge towards permissive policies. However, across Western Europe, ...
When Doctors Shape Policy: The Impact of Self-Regulation on Governing Human Biotechnology
This paper investigates the development and adoption of governance modes in the field of human biotechnology. As the field of human biotechnology is relatively new, voluntary professional self-regulation constituted the ...
Rationalism and Public Policy: Mode of Analysis or Symbolic Politics?
This article takes up the distinction between incremental analysis and incremental politics as elaborated by Lindblom in his 1979 article. We argue that while rationalism as a mode of analysis has lost much of its prominence, ...
Regulating Assisted Reproduction in Canada, Switzerland, and the USA: Comparing the Judicialization of Policy-making
This article analyses the extent to which courts shape policies for assisted reproduction. While the USA is considered to be the most litigious country, Canada has observed a growing involvement of the courts from the ...
Le droit et l’administration de la justice face aux instruments managériaux : rationalité juridique vs. rationalité managériale ?
Ce dossier est issu d’un atelier qui s’est tenu au Congrès de la Société québécoise de science politique en 2010, sous le titre « Les instruments juridiques dans le jeu politique ». Plusieurs contributions à cet atelier ...
Half a Century of “Muddling”: Are We There Yet?
Half a century after the publication of Lindblom's seminal article “The Science of Muddling Through”, we revisit the heritage of incrementalism in this special issue, analyzing its legacy in public policy and public ...