Authors: Torben Beck Jorgensen
Addresses: Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Oster Farimagsgade 5, P.O. Box 2099, DK-1014 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Abstract: This paper identifies the aspects of value dynamics in each of the previous papers: how the choice of institutional arrangements give primacy to some values and others not; the law and the market as separate dynamic forces; the different time horizons involved when studying value changes; and how varying decision making contexts bear on the role of values and the handling of values. A number of theoretical explanations of value change are presented, from teleological explanations to pendulum dynamics and life cycle theories. The paper concludes with suggestions on how to deal with normative questions.
Keywords: public values; value dynamics; value change; administrative reform; infrastructures.
International Journal of Public Policy, 2009 Vol.4 No.5, pp.449 - 457
Published online: 12 May 2009 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article