Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-2017

Abstract

This paper examines how learning has been treated, generally, in policy network theories and what questions have been posed, and answered, about this phenomenon to date. We examine to what extent network characteristics and especially the presence of various types of brokers impede or facilitate policy learning. Next, a case study of the policy network surrounding the sustainability of palm oil biodiesel in Indonesia over the past two decades is presented using social network analysis. This case study focuses on sustainability-oriented policy learning in the Indonesian biodiesel governance network and illustrates how network features and especially forms of brokerage influence learning.

Keywords

Policy networks, policy learning, brokerage, biodiesel policy, Indonesia

Discipline

Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Policy History, Theory, and Methods

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Policy and Society

Volume

36

Issue

2

First Page

233

Last Page

250

ISSN

1449-4035

Identifier

10.1080/14494035.2017.1321230

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Open

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1080/14494035.2017.1321230

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