Stone and Kingdon articles

Stone and Kingdon articles





Stone’s article

The articles by stone (2012) identify that policy transfer is an extensive phenomenon that can take place in the international domain and also be considered as a constitutive element of the transnational governance and the social processes of acquiring the knowledge and skills that are essential in the process. The phenomenon is perhaps important in the decision-making process. On the other hand, the article describes the policy translation comprises of the nonlinear nature of the policy that is perhaps very diverse from the idea that is given above through the policy transfer. The translation idea explains that the social consequences determine and change the policies where contextually, appropriateness, and others can play key roles in the process of the policy constructions and make ups.

Kingdon article

The examination of the development of the public health scenario, kingdon illustrates that research input that exists to determine the society’s perception and can also be used to identify the elements of change that exist in the society domain and to determine the agendas of change. Once the attitude and the behavior mechanism is reached the underlying public issues are identified and the research that is properly directed. The policy can also be utilized in the uptake in the formulation and the alteration of the policy. He uses the case study analysis within the area of the national alcohol policies to demonstrate how active structured research that can assist policy formulation and the related outcomes of the result that can be analyzed by the studies that can be used to entertain the quality performance. The other strategies include the reflexive learning, experimentation and social interaction (Kingdon, 1993).


Kingdon (1993), A Study of Attitudes Towards Alcohol Consumption, Labelling, and Advertising (Canberra, Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing & Community Services).

Stone, D. (2012). Transfer and translation of policy. Policy studies, 33(6), 483-499.