This article presents a state of the art guide to the use of network analysis as a method for studying the New Governance in British Political Science. It surveys the four dominant approaches in British network analysis (group interaction approaches, personal interaction approaches, formal network analysis and integrative approaches) and identifies their theoretical and methodological strengths and weakness. It then moves on to examine a new direction in British network analysis: the dialectial approach to the study of policy networks proposed by Marsh and Smith (1996). It argues that the Marsh and Smith model is not truly dialectical and suggests as a way forward a reformulated dialectical model of network analysis which places at the center of analysis the process through which network arrangements are produced and maintained.
|Translated title of the contribution||Policy network analysis: a British perspective|
|Number of pages||38|
|Journal||Gestion y Politica Publica|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1998|