Developing a Framework to Explain the Public Policies Capture Using Thematic Analysis and Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof., Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Economic, Management and Administrative Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

2 PhD Candidate, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Economic, Management and Administrative Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.


Objective:Capturing policies can be defined as the result or the process by which public decisionsover laws, regulations or policies are consistently or repeatedly directed awayfrom the public interest and towards the interests of a narrow interest group orperson, by the intent and action of this group or person. The purpose of this study is to present a framework to explain the public policies capture.
Methods: In this research, two methods of qualitative analysis including thematic analysis and interpretive structural modeling have been used.In thethematic analysis section of the research, all the existing contents on the public policies capture have been analyzed and carefully reviewed.In order to implement interpretive structural modeling, the views of 12 experts were received in the form of a questionnaire and the research was based on them.
Results: In the first step, using theme analysis method, the thematic network of the public policies capture with 157 basic themes, 43 organizing themes and 7 global themes were extracted. In the second step, using interpretive structural modeling and paired communication, the relationships between the general themes were identified and general themes prioritized within six levels.
Conclusion: The ultimate model represents the levels of the framework of public policies capture including the factors affecting the policies capture, the substrate of policies capture, the policies capture tools, the policies capture actors, the intervening conditions in the policies capture, consequences of policies capture and preventive strategies  to policies capture.


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