Author: Paul A. Sabatier,Christopher M Weible

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0813349273

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Theories of the Policy Process provides a forum for experts in the most established and widely used theoretical frameworks in policy process research to present the basic propositions, empirical evidence, latest updates, and promising future research opportunities of each framework. This well-regarded volume covers such enduring classics as Multiple Streams (Herweg et al.), Punctuated Equilibrium (Baumgartner et al.), Advocacy Coalition Framework (Jenkins-Smith et al.), Institutional Analysis and Development Framework (Schlager and Cox), and Policy Diffusion (Berry and Berry), as well as two newer theories-Policy Feedback (Mettler and SoRelle) and Narrative Policy Framework (Shanahan et al.). The fourth edition includes discussion of global and comparative perspectives in each theoretical chapter plus a brand-new chapter that explores how these theories have been adapted for, and employed in, non-American and non-Western contexts. An expanded introduction and revised conclusion fully examines and contextualizes the history, trajectories, and functions of public policy research. Since its first publication in 1999, Theories of the Policy Process has been, and remains, the quintessential gateway to the field of policy process research for students, scholars, and practitioners.
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Author: Christopher M. Weible

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429973918

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Theories of the Policy Process provides a forum for experts in the most established and widely used theoretical frameworks in policy process research to present the basic propositions, empirical evidence, latest updates, and promising future research opportunities of each framework. This well-regarded volume covers such enduring classics as Multiple Streams (Herweg et al.), Punctuated Equilibrium (Baumgartner et al.), Advocacy Coalition Framework (Jenkins-Smith et al.), Institutional Analysis and Development Framework (Schlager and Cox), and Policy Diffusion (Berry and Berry), as well as two newer theories-Policy Feedback (Mettler and SoRelle) and Narrative Policy Framework (Shanahan et al.).The fourth edition includes discussion of global and comparative perspectives in each theoretical chapter plus a brand-new chapter that explores how these theories have been adapted for, and employed in, non-American and non-Western contexts. An expanded introduction and revised conclusion fully examines and contextualizes the history, trajectories, and functions of public policy research. Since its first publication in 1999, Theories of the Policy Process has been, and remains, the quintessential gateway to the field of policy process research for students, scholars, and practitioners.
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Author: Birkland

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765627310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 8678

Thoroughly revised, reorganized, updated, and expanded, this widely-used text sets the balance and fills the gap between theory and practice in public policy studies. In a clear, conversational style, the author conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis rather than novelty or abstraction. A newly added chapter surveys the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment.
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Theory, Politics, and Methods

Author: Frank Fischer,Gerald J. Miller

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420017004

Category: Political Science

Page: 668

View: 3805

The study of public policy and the methods of policy analysis are among the most rapidly developing areas in the social sciences. Policy analysis has emerged to provide a better understanding of the policymaking process and to supply decision makers with reliable policy-relevant knowledge about pressing economic and social problems. Presenting a broad, comprehensive perspective, the Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics, and Methods covers the historical development of policy analysis, its role in the policy process, and empirical methods. The handbook considers the theory generated by these methods and the normative and ethical issues surrounding their practice. Written by leading experts in the field, this book- Deals with the basic origins and evolution of public policy Examines the stages of the policy-making process Identifies political advocacy and expertise in the policy process Focuses on rationality in policy decision-making and the role of policy networks and learning Details argumentation, rhetoric, and narratives Explores the comparative, cultural, and ethical aspects of public policy Explains primary quantitative-oriented analytical methods employed in policy research Addresses the qualitative sides of policy analysis Discusses tools used to refine policy choices Traces the development of policy analysis in selected national contexts The Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics, and Methods describes the theoretical debates that have recently defined the field, including the work of postpositivist, interpretivist, and social constructionist scholars. This book also explores the interplay between empirical and normative analysis, a crucial issue running through contemporary debates.
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Author: Carole Clavier,Evelyne de Leeuw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019965803X

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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Health Promotion and the Policy Process presents theories on the policy process and discusses their significance in understanding of the constraints and issues of policymaking in health promotion.
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A Reader

Author: Michael Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317903447

Category: Political Science

Page: 454

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In this new edition of his classic reader, Michael Hill seeks to make the selected extracts reflect a more European outlook on the processess of policy-making and implementation. With reference to the third edition of his popular textbook, The Policy Process in the Modern State, Hill has maintained the thematic approach of the first edition, looking in turn at approaches to policy making in Europe, power, bureaucracy and the State, the rationality/incrememtalism debate, the role of organisational theory in policy implementation, street-level bureaucracy and discretion. Already praised as one of the best readers available in thisfield, Michael Hill's new edition will be even more valued as a reference and teaching resource by students and lecturers alike.
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Analysing Welfare Policy and Practice

Author: Hudson, John,Lowe, Stuart

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847422675

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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The heart of the Beveridge welfare state is under severe pressure, as forces such as globalisation and technical progress call into question established beliefs about what governments can and should do. This title draws on the latest social science research to explain how and why such policy change occurs.
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Lessons and experiences from around the world

Author: Monica O'Mullane

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019166314X

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 9995

Health Impact Assessment is a policy-support instrument and approach that seeks to assess the health impacts of projects, programmes and policies on population health. The ultimate goal of HIA is to systematically predict health impacts and subsequently inform the intersectoral decision- and policy-making processes of these impacts. Integrating Health Impact Assessment with the Policy Process examines how the process of integrating HIA with policy can take place. Introductory chapters outline the HIA process and provide a conceptual foundation for the book. Then, drawing from experiences of HIA practice and research globally, country specific experiences are presented to examine HIA's relationship with the policy process. Throughout the book checklists and learning points are provided to assist the readers' understanding of the concepts and examples discussed. This practical and conceptually-grounded guide represents a convergence of theory and practice from the disciplines of public health, environmental health and the social sciences, and will appeal to practitioners and professionals in these fields, as well as policy-makers, decision-makers, planners at regional and national government levels as well as academics, educators and students.
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Author: Volker Prittwitz

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: 9783322972620

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 5635

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Agenda Setting, Public Policy, and Focusing Events

Author: Thomas A. Birkland

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878406531

Category: Nature

Page: 178

View: 8320

Examines how disasters like earthquakes, oil spills, and nuclear power plant accidents can act as focusing events "which cause both citizens and policymakers to pay more attention to a public problem and often to press for solutions ... Explains how and why some public disasters change political agendas and, ultimately, public policies."--Page 4 of cover.
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Multiple Perspectives for Critically Understanding and Evaluating Policy

Author: Mary Katherine O'Connor,F. Ellen Netting

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118044193

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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From formulation to implementation, an approach to the analysis of social policy through the lens of research Analyzing Social Policy prepares professionals and students to make better informed decisions related to identifying and understanding the intricacies and potential impact of social policymaking and enactment on their organization as well as their individual responsibilities, goals, and objectives. Authors Mary Katherine O'Connor and F. Ellen Netting thoroughly examine various approaches to the analysis of social policies and how these approaches provide the knowledge, multiple perspectives, and other resources to understand and grasp the nuances of social policy in all its complexity. Comprehensive and based on research, Analyzing Social Policy explores: An overview of the practice of social policy analysis The role of research in guiding policy analysis The idea of policy analyses as research Themes, assumptions, and major theories that undergird rational models of policy analysis Nonrational themes, assumptions, and major theories informing nontraditional interpretive and critical approaches to policy analysis Strategies for applying selected models and approaches when engaging in policy analysis as research Providing practitioners and students with a set of tools that can be used to enhance an understanding of what constitutes policy as well as acceptable standards for critical analysis of policy, this resource enables policy advocates—regardless of their level—to be political, strategic, and critical in their work.
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Policy Dynamics in the EU

Author: Jeremy Richardson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960410X

Category: LAW

Page: 420

View: 1981

Constructing a Policy-Making State? is a guide to how the European Union really works, in which 12 policy sectors are analysed by some of the leading EU scholars in the world. Its considers how policy is made at the EU level, who is involved, which are the key institutions, and if they are pro-integration.
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Author: Michael Hill,Frederic Varone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317860365

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 8152

The Public Policy Process is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the process by which public policy is made. Explaining clearly the importance of the relationship between theoretical and practical aspects of policy-making, the book gives a thorough overview of the people and organisations involved in the process. Fully revised and updated for a sixth edition, The Public Policy Process provides
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Beiträge zur funktionalen Differenzierung der Gesellschaft

Author: Niklas Luhmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663013413

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Dieser Band setzt eine Reihe fort, die im Interesse an "soziologischer Aufklärung" gesellschaftstheoretische Grundlagen mit Analysen sehr verschiedenartiger Probleme der modernen Gesellschaft zu vermitteln sucht. Er enthält Aufsätze und Vorträge des Verfassers aus den Jahren 1981 - 1986 mit der Absicht, schwer zugängliche Publikationen sowie unpublizierte Arbeiten im Zusammenhang sichtbar zu machen. Die Auswahl konzentriert sich auf Arbeiten zu den Funktionssystemen für Politik, Erziehung und Religion. Ihre Themen reichen von soziologischen Analysen des Staatsbegriffs und Problemen der rechtsstaatlichen Demokratie über Fragen der Ausdifferenzierung eines besonderen Systems für Erziehung in Schulen und Universitäten bis hin zu Problemen, die die Kontinuierung der Gottesvorstellung in der modernen Gesellschaft betreffen.
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Kritik und Neuorientierung

Author: Adrienne Héritier

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663014738

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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Die Policy-Analyse, die sich wesentlich mit Fragen der politischen Steuerung und der Gestaltung gesellschaftlichen Wandels befaßt, befindet sich im Wandel. Die Policy-Analyse,die ihre ursprüngliche Beeinflussung durch die Planungsdiskussion und den diesem zugrundeliegenden rationale und ökonomisch kalkulierenden Menschen nicht verleugnen kann, sieht sich in vielerlei Hinsicht gezwungen,ihre Konzepte skeptisch zu betrachten und eine Erklärungskraft ihrer Hypothesen in Frage zu stellen. Seit mehreren Jahren schon werden Versuche unternommen, Gegenentwürfe zum "Rationality Project" zu formulieren. Das hatte zur Folge, daß der "Textbook Approach" (Nakamura 1987) der Policy-Analyse aufgegeben wurde, der von einem klar abgegrenzten Programm, der "bounded policy", ausgeht. Um die Turbulenz der "Unordentlichkeit" der politischen Wirklichkeit besser zu berücksichtigen, wurde der neue politikwissenschaftliche Institutionalismus in die Netzwerkanalyse integriert. Der Band behandelt die Modifikation der Policy-Analyse und deren veränderte Fragestellungen.
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A Reference Handbook

Author: Richard A. Couto

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452266344

Category: Political Science

Page: 1184

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I jumped at the chance to shepherd this collection. This was personal for me. In the past, when I had prepared to teach courses on political leadership, I had come up with a dearth of recent scholarly attention to the topic. Perhaps my perspective on politics and leadership exacerbated the difficulty of my search. I had in mind a politics that touched all aspects of power and authority in our lives (not just government), encouraged the moral imagination, and affirmed human agency that could make the future better than the present. I searched with limited success for material that would explain how all of us shape and are shaped by politics. My perspective on leadership may have also hindered my search. I had in mind the simple notion of taking initiative on behalf of shared values. I found too little material about leadership that extended beyond the spectacle of authority and its assumption of hierarchy. I wanted to explain that each of us, regardless of our place in a hierarchy, has a calling to lead - to act on behalf of our moral imagination. Editing this volume permitted me the chance to develop the material I sought. I (as well as other teachers) no longer have a shortage of material relating politics and leadership with each other. From the Introduction
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