Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Quantitative discursive institutionalism: a comparison of labour market policy discourse across Western Europe


Wüest, B; Fossati, Flavia (2015). Quantitative discursive institutionalism: a comparison of labour market policy discourse across Western Europe. Journal of European Public Policy, 22:708-730.

Abstract

Calls for more generalizable empirical examinations rank among the top priorities of discursive institutionalists. However, there are hardly any approaches that address the specific challenges of such examinations with regard to the systematic comparison of public discourses across countries. This contribution first develops a methodological framework for a comprehensive study of public discourse and subsequently applies it to study labour market policy discourse in six Western European countries from 2004 until 2006. Subsequently, the frame analysis shows that ideas brought forward in these public discourses relate to the three major concepts identified by the comparative political economy literature: corporatism; neoliberalism; and compensation. Furthermore, the findings corroborate the expectations derived from the discursive institutionalist literature, since the salience of the frames does systematically vary according to the institutional legacies of the countries, as well as to the interests of the actors involved.

Abstract

Calls for more generalizable empirical examinations rank among the top priorities of discursive institutionalists. However, there are hardly any approaches that address the specific challenges of such examinations with regard to the systematic comparison of public discourses across countries. This contribution first develops a methodological framework for a comprehensive study of public discourse and subsequently applies it to study labour market policy discourse in six Western European countries from 2004 until 2006. Subsequently, the frame analysis shows that ideas brought forward in these public discourses relate to the three major concepts identified by the comparative political economy literature: corporatism; neoliberalism; and compensation. Furthermore, the findings corroborate the expectations derived from the discursive institutionalist literature, since the salience of the frames does systematically vary according to the institutional legacies of the countries, as well as to the interests of the actors involved.

Statistics

Citations

4 citations in Web of Science®
6 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

14 downloads since deposited on 05 Feb 2016
10 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:05 Feb 2016 08:00
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 18:12
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1350-1763
Additional Information:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of European Public Policy on November 27,2014 available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13501763.2014.976834
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2014.976834

Download