Ideal Types—Theoretical Models as Agent of Transformation Towards Sustainability [chapter]

Ariel Macaspac Hernandez
2020 Die Chinapolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland nach der Wiedervereinigung  
AbstractThis chapter introduces the ideal types of a transformative policy pathway as the agencies of transformation: democratic, authoritarian, institutional, activistic, technocratic or bureaucratic, and post-democratic. Functioning as 'corridors' where transformation is facilitated, each of these ideal types of policy models may have distinct preferences regarding procedures of collective decision-making. These procedures are, for example, highly dependent upon existing path dependencies
more » ... th dependencies defined by how each ideal type tends to draw legitimacy in front of its audience.
doi:10.1007/978-3-658-31821-5_8 fatcat:k3yq5f5jjjhd3mphk6qetlawem