Narrative Policy Framework Research Practices

Books on Narrative Policy Framework Research

Jones, Bryan D. Politics and the architecture of choice: Bounded rationality and governance. University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Jones, Michael D., Elizabeth A. Shanahan, and Mark K. McBeth, eds. The Science of Stories: Applications of the Narrative Policy Framework in Public Policy Analysis. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Sabatier, Paul A., and Christopher Weible, eds. Theories of the policy process. Westview Press, 2014.
Shenhav, Shaul R. 2015. Analyzing Social Narratives. London: routledge. 
Stone, Deborah A. Policy paradox: The art of political decision making. New York: WW Norton, 1997.


Jones, Michael D., and Mark K. McBeth. "A narrative policy framework: Clear enough to be wrong?." Policy Studies Journal 38, no. 2 (2010): 329-353

Jones, Michael D., and Claudio M. Radaelli. "The Narrative Policy Framework: Child or Monster?." Critical Policy Studies 9.3 (2015): 339-355.

McBeth, Mark K., Michael D. Jones, and Elizabeth A. Shanahan. "The Narrative Policy Framework." Theories of the Policy Process 3 (2014).

Jones, Michael D. "Cultural characters and climate change: how heroes shape our perception of climate science." Social Science Quarterly 95, no. 1 (2014): 1-39.

Jones, Michael D. "Communicating Climate Change: Are Stories Better than “Just the Facts”?." Policy Studies Journal 42, no. 4 (2014): 644-673.

Jones, Michael D., and Geoboo Song. "Making sense of climate change: how story frames shape cognition." Political Psychology 35, no. 4 (2014): 447-476.

Shanahan, Elizabeth A., Michael D. Jones, Mark K. McBeth, and Ross R. Lane. "An angel on the wind: How heroic policy narratives shape policy realities." Policy Studies Journal 41, no. 3 (2013): 453-483.

McBeth, Mark K., Elizabeth A. Shanahan, Paul L. Hathaway, Linda E. Tigert, and Lynette J. Sampson. "Buffalo tales: interest group policy stories in Greater Yellowstone." Policy Sciences 43, no. 4 (2010): 391-409.

Merry, Melissa K. (forthcoming). "Constructing Policy Narratives in 140 Characters or Less: The Case of Gun Policy Organizations." Policy Studies Journal.

Lybecker, Donna L., Mark K. McBeth, Maria A. Husmann, and Nicholas Pelikan. "Do New Media Support New Policy Narratives? The Social Construction of the US–Mexico Border on YouTube." Policy & Internet (2015): DOI: 10.1002/poi3.94

Gray, Garry and Michael D. Jones. (forthcoming) “A Qualitative Narrative Policy Framework?: Examining the Policy Narratives of US Campaign Finance Regulatory Reform,” Public Policy and Administration

Weible, Christopher M., and Edella Schlager. "Narrative Policy Framework: Contributions, Limitations, and Recommendations." The Science of Stories: Applications of the Narrative Policy Framework in Public Policy Analysis(2014): 235.

Dodge, Jennifer. "Indication and inference: reflections on the challenge of mixing paradigms in the Narrative Policy Framework." Critical Policy Studies 9, no. 3 (2015): 361-367.

Jones, Michael D. and Claudio M. Radaelli. (forthcoming). "The Narrative Policy Framework’s Call for Interpretivists.” Critical Policy Studies. 

Shanahan, Elizabeth, Mark K. McBeth, Michael D. Jones.  ”How to Apply the NPF.” Working Paper.