Stanislav Konečný

Arény ako koncept v teórii verejnej politiky

(Arenas as a Concept in the Theory of Public Policy) 

Politické vedy, Volume 24, Number 3/2021, pages 51-68



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KONEČNÝ, S. 2021. Arény ako koncept v teórii verejnej politiky. In Politické Vedy. Vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 51-68. ISSN 1335 – 2741. Available at:


The concept of arenas in public policy theory was used by T. J. Lowi as early as in the 1960s, distinguishing between distributive, redistributive, constitutive and regulative politics (arena). Its modification was created by R. H. Salisbury and J. Heinz in the 1970s with the model of the self-regulatory and persuasive arena, followed by A. G. Jordan and J. J. Richardson offered a classification of three traditional arenas (parliamentary, governmental, and partial) and three non-traditional arenas (bureaucratic, pressure and public arenas), thus stabilizing the model known as A-A-A (arenas, agendas, actors). The study also aimed to highlight the conceptual proximity of other approaches encountered in political science. Methodologically, models that work with similar 'spatial metaphors' appeared to be related, with their common feature being the notion of a certain relatively closed social space of public policy-making involving actors who, through their roles, transmit different agendas between them. As a result of this comparision are the presented concepts of Meinungsreservoir K. W. Deutsch and le champ P. Bourdieu.

Key words: Political Arena, Theory of Public Policy, Political Arenas, Broader Approaches

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