Serial and comparative analysis of innovation policy change

Marja-Liisa Niinikoski, Johanna Moisander
  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change, June 2014, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2013.07.011

How to analyze policy change from a Foucauldian, archaeological perspective?

What is it about?

This paper builds a new methodological approach, Serial Comparative Analysis (SCA), to the analysis of policy change. It is proposed as an analytical perspective that sheds light on the social and political complexities of policy-making, and thus allows for a more nuanced understanding of the dynamics of policy change. SCA builds on the archaeological approach to discourse, and basic methodological principles of ethnographic inquiry.

Why is it important?

The paper builds and proposes a methodological approach that provides insights into the socio-historical conditions under which a specific policy emerges, forms and transforms.


Professor Johanna K. Moisander
Aalto University

This is a paper that is based on Marja-Liisa Niinikoski's doctoral dissertation.

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