Assessments and Aspirations

  • Karin Ingold
  • Manuel Fischer
  • Tanya Heikkila
  • Christopher M. Weible


The conclusion of this book highlights the major insights surrounding the comparative study of advocacy coalitions and public policies on hydraulic fracturing across seven countries. Based on the chapter findings, it discusses insights into factors influencing the structure and functioning of policy subsystems, the characteristics of advocacy coalitions, and the nature of public policies on hydraulic fracturing. Furthermore, the conclusion presents critical challenges to the comparative study of policy processes and public policy. Finally, it offers a discussion of the contributions to hydraulic fracturing politics and three recommendations for future advocacy coalition framework research: the incorporation of subsystem contexts, the development of methodological best practices, and a focus on coalition resources and strategies.


Policy Actor Coalition Structure Coalition Activity Policy Output Swiss Canton 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karin Ingold
    • 1
    • 4
  • Manuel Fischer
    • 2
    • 4
  • Tanya Heikkila
    • 3
  • Christopher M. Weible
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Political Science and Oeschger Centre for Climate Change ResearchUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Political ScienceUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.School of Public AffairsUniversity of Colorado DenverDenverUSA
  4. 4.Department of Environmental Social Sciences, EawagDübendorfSwitzerland

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