Edited by Osmany Porto de Oliveira
Chapter 13: Understanding the role of culture in policy transfers
Scholars who contributed to policy transfer studies have pointed out that culture and local context matter, both in the transfer process and in its outcomes. However, works that explicitly consider the role of culture in the study of transfer, diffusion and circulation are still little in number. Therefore, the way in which culture works on transfer processes and their outcomes remains under-researched. This chapter suggests establishing a research agenda that pays attention more systematically to culture in the analysis of transfer, diffusion and circulation. While far from being exhaustive, it makes some suggestions for future research, proposing some keys to study cultural aspects in the analysis of transfers. In so doing, it provides a possible (but not exclusive) way to understand the role of culture in policy transfer, diffusion and circulation processes.
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