The Science of Stories

Applications of the Narrative Policy Framework in Public Policy Analysis

  • Editors
  • Michael D. Jones
  • Elizabeth A. Shanahan
  • Mark K. McBeth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Michael D. Jones, Mark K. McBeth, Elizabeth A. Shanahan
    Pages 1-25
  3. Jonathan J. Pierce, Aaron Smith-Walter, Holly L. Peterson
    Pages 27-44
  4. Mark K. McBeth, Donna L. Lybecker, Maria A. Husmann
    Pages 45-68
  5. Elizabeth A. Shanahan, Stephanie M. Adams, Michael D. Jones, Mark K. McBeth
    Pages 69-88
  6. Tom O’Bryan, Claire A. Dunlop, Claudio M. Radaelli
    Pages 107-129
  7. Tanya Heikkila, Christopher M. Weible, Jonathan J. Pierce
    Pages 185-205
  8. Christopher M. Weible, Edella Schlager
    Pages 235-246
  9. Elizabeth A. Shanahan, Mark K. McBeth, Michael D. Jones
    Pages 247-260
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 261-280

About this book


The study of narratives in a variety of disciplines has grown in recent years as a method of better explaining underlying concepts in their respective fields. Through the use of Narrative Policy Framework (NPF), political scientists can analyze the role narrative plays in political discourse.


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