‘Problem Structures and the Policy Process’ Panel at ICPP5

  • DATE / TIME:
    2021/07/06    08:00 - 2021/07/08    17:00
    Barcelona, Spain

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    Organisers: University of Stuttgart, UNU-FLORES


    This will be defined after the call for papers ends (deadline for call for papers is 29 January 2021).


    Resource Nexus problems are increasingly described along with structural characteristics such as wickedness or complexity. At the 5th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP5) taking place 6–8 July 2021 in Barcelona, UNU-FLORES and the University of Stuttgart will organise the panel ‘Problem Structures and the Policy Process’ to discuss the effects of these problem structures along the policy process, particularly in policy design.

    Chaired by Dr Sabrina Kirschke (UNU-FLORES) and Dr Hannah Kosow (University of Stuttgart), the panel aims to achieve a more advanced understanding of the role of problem structures throughout the policy process, exploring the following:

    • Potential structural characteristics of public policy challenges
    • Potential impact of problem structures on policy processes
    • Actual effects on policy processes across a range of policy fields from the environment to health

    Addressing these questions shall advance our understanding of the role of structures in the analysis of public policy analysis, and therefore also support the generation of lessons learned across policy fields.

    Call for papers (Deadline: 29 January 2021)

    More information on the panel

    The preliminary programme can be found here.


    The International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) is a biannual conference. The 2021 conference is organised by Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

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