The Dynamics of Justification in Policy Reform: Insights from Water Policy Debates in Ireland

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dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Eoin-
dc.contributor.authorDevitt, Catherine-
dc.contributor.authorLennon, Mick-
dc.contributor.authorDuvall, Phoebe-
dc.contributor.authorAstori, Laura-
dc.contributor.authorFord, Ruaidhri-
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Ciaran-
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-09T08:32:21Z-
dc.date.available2019-05-09T08:32:21Z-
dc.date.copyright2018 Taylor & Francisen_US
dc.date.issued2018-04-01-
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Communicationen_US
dc.identifier.issn1752-4032-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/10370-
dc.description.abstractPolicy reform can be complex and fraught with contending arguments. Although much research has been conducted into the politics of coalition formation, less attention has been devoted to legitimating logics in policy reform. Drawing on the work of Boltanski and Thévenot, this exploratory study addresses this deficit by examining the influence of justifications deployed in policy debates. The paper analyses the role of shifting reasoning in contentious debates concerning attempts to reform water policy, including the introduction of domestic water charges in Ireland. Employing data from parliamentary deliberations, the paper traces the changing forms of justification used by those favouring and opposing the reforms. This examination suggests the importance of aligning an argument’s content with the shifting context into which it is introduced. The paper highlights the benefits of an investigative approach concerning policy justification for understanding policy reform dynamics at the intersection of politics and environmental communication.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Environmental Communications on 1 April 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17524032.2018.1429478en_US
dc.subjectPolicy reformen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental communicationen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental policyen_US
dc.subjectWater chargesen_US
dc.subjectPolicy justificationen_US
dc.titleThe Dynamics of Justification in Policy Reform: Insights from Water Policy Debates in Irelanden_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactothermichael.lennon@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.volume12en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.startpage451en_US
dc.identifier.endpage461en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17524032.2018.1429478-
dc.neeo.contributorO'Neill|Eoin|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorDevitt|Catherine|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorLennon|Mick|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorDuvall|Phoebe|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorAstori|Laura|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorFord|Ruaidhri|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorHughes|Ciaran|aut|-
dc.date.updated2018-10-30T07:53:19Z-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en
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item.grantfulltextopen-
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