Fracking in the UK and Switzerland: why differences in policymaking systems don’t always produce different outputs and outcomes

Ingold, Karin; Cairney, Paul; Fischer, Manuel (2018). Fracking in the UK and Switzerland: why differences in policymaking systems don’t always produce different outputs and outcomes. Policy & politics, 46(1), pp. 125-147. Policy Press 10.1332/030557316X14793989976783

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We address a key puzzle in policy studies: why don’t major differences in political systems and policy produce major differences in policy processes, outputs, and outcomes? We show why key aspects of fracking policy are similar in the UK and Switzerland despite the UK majoritarian government being ‘all out for shale’ and Switzerland’s consensus democracy favouring moratoriums. We use the ‘advocacy coalition framework’ and new survey data to show why differences in UK and Swiss processes are subtle. In both cases, actors cooperate and compete with each other by sharing information within and across coalitions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Ingold, Karin Mirjam

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

1470-8442

Publisher:

Policy Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Manuel Fischer

Date Deposited:

28 Jun 2017 09:52

Last Modified:

21 Jan 2019 08:52

Publisher DOI:

10.1332/030557316X14793989976783

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.97982

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/97982

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