German Energy Policy

Energiewende and German Energy Policy

Energiewende and German Energy Policy When exploring the policy framework surrounding the development of German energy policy in recent years, it is incredibly difficult to miss the development of the German ‘‘Energiewende’ or ‘energy transition’…

Innovation Policies in Europe

Silicon Europe – Innovation Policies in Europe

Silicon Europe - Innovation Policies in Europe Whilst there has been a great deal of attention of national innovation policies focused on the role of corporatism in developing national innovation policies, it is also vitally…

Bompenger

Bompenger explained

What is Bompenger? You can rarely read much Norwegian media without encountering the overwhelming dominance of Bompenger in coverage of the upcoming elections. It seems that several issues in Norway involve in some way the…

Home Ownership patterns in Ireland & Norway

Housing and the Home in Ireland & Norway

Housing and the Home, a comparative policy analysis of home ownership policy supports in Ireland and Norway   Abstract Ireland and Norway are two small countries on the periphery of Europe, with comparable populations, but…

Neoliberalism Explained

Neoliberalism Explained

Neoliberalism Explained It's not uncommon to hear much talk in recent years of neoliberalism, specifically the responsibility for a variety of social ills being laid at the feet of this all-encompassing ideology which is said…

Innovation Policy in Western Europe

Innovation Policy in Europe

Innovation policy in Europe What policies are driving Innovation policy within Ireland, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland? I explore in my latest piece. Comparative public policy is an area of study which frequently requires…

Rational policy-making

Rational Policy-Making Explained

What is Rational Policy-making? Rational policy-making is widespread and well-utilized, but what exactly is it that leads many to consider it "as the commonsense way in which a democracy should function."? Policy making can typically…