政策アドボカシーにおける政治理論と実証分析の競合と協働:―都市とモビリティをめぐる諸問題を事例として―  [in Japanese] The possibility of competitive cooperation between political theory and empirical research in the practice of policy advocacy::a case study on urban transport planning in the United States  [in Japanese]

Access this Article

Author(s)

Abstract

<p>My argument is that both political theory and empirical research can make a positive contribution to the practice of policy advocacy although these two disciplines have different ways to approach it. In this paper, I argue this by taking a case study about controversies over the urban transport planning in the United States. I take an example of political theory as the normative analysis given by Paul M. Weyrich (1942-2008) who is a staunch supporter of the public transportation system including street car in America. One of the points I try to make is that when Weyrich takes action as an advocate for public transportation, he sometimes shows us his argumentation as if it is a narrative discourse which may trigger emotions causing the support for street cars. In addition to this, I argue that his argumentation needs to respond to the evidence that empirical researches can provide if it claims the validity of policy advocacy. </p>

Journal

  • The Annuals of Japanese Political Science Association

    The Annuals of Japanese Political Science Association 66(1), 1_118-1_137, 2015

    JAPANESE POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

Codes

Page Top