The article examines changes in the role and position of experts in policy making in the EU member states and four additional West European mature democracies during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unique survey data is employed to establish fit with competing theoretical understandings of policy learning from three distinct approaches of historical institutionalism: path dependency, punctuated equilibrium and ideational change. Despite the gravity of the crisis and institutional variation in sample countries, surprisingly strong support for path dependency is observed.
|Tidsskrift||Public Organization Review|
|Status||Udgivet - jun. 2022|
Bibliografisk notePublished online: 20 May 2022.
- Historical institutionalism
- Path dependency
- Punctuated equilibrium
- Ideational change
- Covid-19 politics