Transnational policy entrepreneurs and the cultivation of influence: individuals, organizations and their networks

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The ‘policy entrepreneur’ concept arises from the Multiple Streams’ theory of agenda setting in Policy Studies. Through conceptual stretching’, the concept is extended to global policy dynamics. Unlike ‘advocacy networks’ and ‘norm entrepreneurs’, the discussion addresses the strategies of ‘insider’ or ‘near-governmental’ non-state actors. The analysis advances the policy entrepreneur concept in three directions. First, the discussion develops the transnational dimensions of this activity through a case study of International Crisis Group. Second, rather than focusing on charismatic individuals, the discussion emphasizes the importance of organizational resources and reputations for policy entrepreneurship and access into international policy communities. Organizations maintain momentum behind policy solutions and pressures for change over the long term when individuals retire or depart for other positions. Third, the discussion outlines four distinct entrepreneur strategies and techniques that both individuals and organizations cultivate and deploy to enhance their power and persuasion in global policy processes and politics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalGlobalizations
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Jan 2019

Fingerprint

entrepreneur
policy studies
persuasion
entrepreneurship
reputation
politics
policy
Entrepreneurs
advocacy
resources
community
momentum
Group
resource

Cite this

@article{b126429454ef4736b0611362f9258b9d,
title = "Transnational policy entrepreneurs and the cultivation of influence: individuals, organizations and their networks",
abstract = "The ‘policy entrepreneur’ concept arises from the Multiple Streams’ theory of agenda setting in Policy Studies. Through conceptual stretching’, the concept is extended to global policy dynamics. Unlike ‘advocacy networks’ and ‘norm entrepreneurs’, the discussion addresses the strategies of ‘insider’ or ‘near-governmental’ non-state actors. The analysis advances the policy entrepreneur concept in three directions. First, the discussion develops the transnational dimensions of this activity through a case study of International Crisis Group. Second, rather than focusing on charismatic individuals, the discussion emphasizes the importance of organizational resources and reputations for policy entrepreneurship and access into international policy communities. Organizations maintain momentum behind policy solutions and pressures for change over the long term when individuals retire or depart for other positions. Third, the discussion outlines four distinct entrepreneur strategies and techniques that both individuals and organizations cultivate and deploy to enhance their power and persuasion in global policy processes and politics.",
keywords = "Policy entrepreneur, agenda setting, global policy, diplomacy",
author = "Diane STONE",
year = "2019",
month = "1",
day = "21",
doi = "10.1080/14747731.2019.1567976",
language = "English",
pages = "1--17",
journal = "Globalizations",
issn = "1474-7731",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Transnational policy entrepreneurs and the cultivation of influence: individuals, organizations and their networks

AU - STONE, Diane

PY - 2019/1/21

Y1 - 2019/1/21

N2 - The ‘policy entrepreneur’ concept arises from the Multiple Streams’ theory of agenda setting in Policy Studies. Through conceptual stretching’, the concept is extended to global policy dynamics. Unlike ‘advocacy networks’ and ‘norm entrepreneurs’, the discussion addresses the strategies of ‘insider’ or ‘near-governmental’ non-state actors. The analysis advances the policy entrepreneur concept in three directions. First, the discussion develops the transnational dimensions of this activity through a case study of International Crisis Group. Second, rather than focusing on charismatic individuals, the discussion emphasizes the importance of organizational resources and reputations for policy entrepreneurship and access into international policy communities. Organizations maintain momentum behind policy solutions and pressures for change over the long term when individuals retire or depart for other positions. Third, the discussion outlines four distinct entrepreneur strategies and techniques that both individuals and organizations cultivate and deploy to enhance their power and persuasion in global policy processes and politics.

AB - The ‘policy entrepreneur’ concept arises from the Multiple Streams’ theory of agenda setting in Policy Studies. Through conceptual stretching’, the concept is extended to global policy dynamics. Unlike ‘advocacy networks’ and ‘norm entrepreneurs’, the discussion addresses the strategies of ‘insider’ or ‘near-governmental’ non-state actors. The analysis advances the policy entrepreneur concept in three directions. First, the discussion develops the transnational dimensions of this activity through a case study of International Crisis Group. Second, rather than focusing on charismatic individuals, the discussion emphasizes the importance of organizational resources and reputations for policy entrepreneurship and access into international policy communities. Organizations maintain momentum behind policy solutions and pressures for change over the long term when individuals retire or depart for other positions. Third, the discussion outlines four distinct entrepreneur strategies and techniques that both individuals and organizations cultivate and deploy to enhance their power and persuasion in global policy processes and politics.

KW - Policy entrepreneur

KW - agenda setting

KW - global policy

KW - diplomacy

U2 - 10.1080/14747731.2019.1567976

DO - 10.1080/14747731.2019.1567976

M3 - Article

SP - 1

EP - 17

JO - Globalizations

JF - Globalizations

SN - 1474-7731

ER -