A Framework for Ontological Policy Reconstruction: Academic Knowledge Transfer in the Netherlands as a Case Study

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This paper provides a framework for analyzing the ontology underlying a given public policy, i.e. the categories and concepts used by the policy. It pro- vides a set of questions concerning the language, logic and deontology of a policy and their development over time. The framework is applied to a particular case study, the valorization policy for Dutch universities, in order to suggest the use- fulness of the framework in the design and normative evaluation of public policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-323
JournalJournal of Social Ontology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 11-Aug-2016


  • Public policy
  • Ontology
  • Academic knowledge transfer
  • logic
  • valorization

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