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The importance of ideas: an a priori critical juncture framework

Hogan, John William and Doyle, David (2007) The importance of ideas: an a priori critical juncture framework. Canadian Journal of Political Science, 40 (4). pp. 883-910. ISSN 1744-9324

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This paper sets out an improved framework for examining critical junctures. This framework, while rigorous and broadly applicable and an advance on the frameworks currently employed, primarily seeks to incorporate an a priori element. Until now the frameworks utilized in examining critical junctures were entirely postdictive. Adding a predictive element to the concept will constitute a significant advance. The new framework, and its predictive element, termed the “differentiating factor,” is tested here in examining macro-economic crises and subsequent changes in macro-economic policy, in America and Sweden.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:critical junctures; crises; macro-economic crises; macro-economic policy;
Subjects:Social Sciences > International relations
Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for International Studies (CIS)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
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Copyright Information:Copyright © 2007 Cambridge University Press
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:521
Deposited On:07 Jul 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 01 Nov 2017 14:49

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