Assessing policy design and interpretation: An institutions-based analysis in the context of aquaculture in Florida and Virginia, United States

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Abstract

Recently in the field of policy studies, there has been a renewed interest in research that connects policy design with broader governance outcomes. As opposed to past studies of policy design that have characterized policies along broad categories of variables, however, recent studies have sought to systematically assess the language of public policies and resultant outcomes. This paper contributes to the existing and emerging literature on policy design by coupling a content analysis of polices governing the aquaculture industry in two U.S. states and interviews with aquaculture community members to understand policy design and perceptions of policy legitimacy, coerciveness, and enforcement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-303
Number of pages23
JournalReview of Policy Research
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aquaculture
  • Institutional analysis and development framework
  • Institutional grammar tool
  • Policy design
  • Q-Sort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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