Analytical Framework

  • Oscar Fitch-RoyEmail author
  • Jenny Fairbrass
Part of the Progressive Energy Policy book series (PEP)


In this chapter, key concepts and terms are defined and an analytical framework based on the multiple streams approach (MSA) developed by John Kingdon in the 1980s is introduced and described. MSA is argued to be an especially suitable conceptual approach to the analysis of climate and energy policy interest group activity and that it is especially well suited to application in an EU context.


Multiple streams approach European Union policymaking Policy process Policy windows Policy entrepreneurship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Energy Policy GroupUniversity of ExeterPenrynUK
  2. 2.Norwich Business SchoolUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

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