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  • Authors: Christoph Knill, Jale Tosun (Author)
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  • Format: PDF
  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 2nd edition (April 30, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1137573295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1137573292

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  • Authors: Christoph Knill, Jale Tosun (Author)
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 2nd edition (April 30, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1137573295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1137573292

Download Public Policy: A New Introduction (Textbooks in Policy Studies, 4) 2nd Edition PDF – EBook

Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes
Foreword to the Second Edition
1 Introduction What Is a Public Policy?
Polity, Politics and Policy
Elements of a Public Policy
Dif erences in Scope: Sectors, Targets and Instruments
Analytical Perspectives on the Policy-Making Process
Basic Theoretical Perspectives on Public Policies: Rational Process Design, Muddling Through or Just Chance?
Stages of the Policy Process
Opportunities and Challenges for Policy-Making
Studying Public Policy: The Approach and Structure of This Book
Basic Analytical Tools, Concepts and Theories
Stages of the Policy Process
Cross-Cutting Themes
2 The Nature of Public Policies
Introduction
Typologies of Public Policies
Classification by Implications for Politics
Classification by Governance Principles and Instruments
Alternative Schemes
Policy Dimensions
Policy Dimensions in the Sequence of the Policy Cycle
Policy Content Dimensions
Policy Styles
Conclusions
Further Reading
3 The Context for Policy-Making: Central Institutions and Actors
Introduction
NationalInstitutions: Defining the Rules of the Political Game
Constitutions and Constitutional Courts
Division of Powers
Electoral Institutions and Party Systems
Intergovernmental Organizations: Global Public Policy
The United Nations System
The World Trade Organization
Key Actors
Public Actors
Political Parties
Private Actors
Conclusions
Further Reading
4 Theoretical Approaches to Policy-Making
Introduction
Structure-Based Models
The Cleavage Approach
Varieties of Capitalism
Institution-Based Models
The Classic Approach to Political Institutions
The New Approaches to Political Institutions
Interest-Based Models
Concepts of Rationality
Strategic Choices of Actors
Actors and Institutions: Rational Choice Institutionalism
Overview of the Models
Conclusions
Further Reading
5 Problem Definition and Agenda-Setting
Introduction
Problem Definition: The Path to Agenda-Setting
The Process of Problem Definition
The Characteristics of Problems
AnalyticalConcepts of Agenda-Setting
Agenda Types
The Process Perspective
The Power Distribution Perspective
The Institution-Based Perspective
The Contingency Perspective
Summary
Actors and Interests in the Agenda-Setting Process
Elected Public Of icials
Judges
Bureaucrats
Interest Groups
Citizens
International Organizations
Media
Conclusions
Further Reading
6 Decision-Making
Introduction
Determinants of Policy Formulation
Expertise, Information and Ideas
International Organizations
Interest Groups
Political Preferences Stemming from Partisan Ideology
Pursuit of Private Interests
Institutional and Procedural Dimensions of Decision-Making
How Are Policy Preferences Formed?
How are Policy Preferences Transformed into Actual Policies?
Decision-Making in The United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and The United States
The United Kingdom
Australia
Canada
The United States
Conclusions
Further Reading
7 Implementation
Introduction Who Is Involved in Policy Implementation?
Implementation Structure
Decision-Making within Agencies
Target Group Behaviour
Analytical Perspectives in Implementation Research
Top-Down Models of Policy Implementation
Bottom-Up Models of Policy Implementation
Hybrid Models of Policy Implementation
Summary
Implementation Success:Criteria and Determinants
Criteria for Implementation Success
Determinants of Implementation Success
Conclusions
Further Reading
8 Evaluation
Introduction
Types and Methods of Evaluation
Types of Evaluation
The Main Elements of an Evaluation
Research Designs for Scientific Policy Evaluation
The Conventional Attribution Problem: Coping with Complex Context Conditions
The More Challenging Attribution Problem: Evaluating Complex Policy Mixes
Main Insights
The Political Dimension of Policy Evaluation
Policy Evaluation versus Political Evaluation
Evidence-Based Policy-Making
Conclusions
Further Reading
9 Governance: A Synoptic Perspective on Policy-Making
Introduction
CentralConcepts and Modes of Governance
Governance Concepts
Modes of Governance
Changes in Governance Modes: From Hierarchies to Markets to Networks?
Four Ideal Types of Governance
Interventionist Governance
Regulated Self-Governance
Cooperative Governance
Private Self-Governance
Which Model for Which Season? The Relevance of Institutional and Political Capacities When Is Governance Good?
Decision-Making Capacity
Implementation Ef ectiveness
Democratic Legitimacy
Conclusions
Further Reading
10 Public Policies beyond the Nation State
Introduction
Public Policies beyond the Nation State: General Assessment
Public Policy beyond the Nation State: Underlying Rationales
Overview: Organizational Forms and Areas of International Public Policy
Policy Formulation: TypicalInterest Constellations and Interaction
The Problem Type
The Innovative Potential of Leader Countries
Deliberation and Dif usion
Log Jam or Progress? Conflict in International Policy-Making
Policy Implementation
Deficient Policy Design
Control Deficits
Preferences and Strategies of the Involved Actors
Conclusions
Further Reading
11 Policy Change and Policy Convergence
Introduction
Policy Change: Theories, Measurement and General Patterns
Theories of Policy Change
Policy Change as Change in Preferences and Beliefs
Linking Policy Change and Institutional Change
Policy Change by Chance
Measurement of Policy Change
Cross-National Policy Convergence:Concept, Measurement and Dimensions
Related, but Dif erent: The Concepts of Policy Convergence, Policy Transfer, Policy Dif usion and Institutional Isomorphism
Types and Measurement of Policy Convergence
Convergence Dimensions
Causes and Conditions of Cross-National Policy Convergence
Causal Mechanisms
Facilitating Factors
Conclusions
Further Reading
12 Conclusions: Theoretical Insights and Practical Advice What Have We Learned?
Comparative Research on Public Policy
Developing Own Research Questions
Doing Policy Analysis
References
Index

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