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Titel: Handbook of Public Policy

ISBN: 0761940618
EAN: 9780761940616
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre
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August 2006 - gebunden - 512 Seiten

Beschreibung

'The new handbook by Peters and Pierre provides an invaluable addition to the literature. It offers new scholars and practitioners a means to navigate many of the complex theoretical and practical issues in contemporary policy analysis' - Mark Considine, University of Melbourne

The public policies of governments affect the lives and livelihoods of citizens every day in every country around the world. This handbook provides a comprehensive review and guide to the study, theory and practice of public policy today.

Section One, Making Policy, introduces the policy making process - the means by which public policies are formulated, adopted and implemented - and serves to review the many competing conceptualizations within the field.

Section Two, Substantive Policy Areas, focuses on a number of substantive policy areas to consider both diversity and commonalties across different sectoral policy areas.

Section Three, Evaluating Public Policy, addresses issues of policy analysis more directly and assesses successes and failures in public policy in an attempt to answer the question 'what is good policy?'.

The concluding chapter considers the different disciplinary contributions to the research and study of public policy both retrospectively and prospectively.

Drawing contributions from leading academics and policy analysts from around the world, the handbook illustrates the changing role of governments vis-à-vis the public and private sector and the different policy actors (national and international, governmental and non-governmental) involved in the policy making process.

It will be an essential companion for all advanced undergraduates, graduates, academics and practitioners across public policy and public administration, public management, government and political science.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction - B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre
MAKING POLICY
The Three Action Levels of Governance: Reframing the policy process beyond the stages model - Peter L. Hupe and Michael Hill
The Policy Sciences: Past, Present, and Future - Peter deLeon and Christine R. Martell
Behavioral Rationality and the Policy Process - Bryan D. Jones, Graeme Boushey and Samuel Workman
Policy Design - Davis B. Bobrow
Networks and Bargaining in Policy Analysis - Peter Bogason
Concepts and Theories of Horizontal Policy Management - B. Guy Peters
Budgeting - Irene S. Rubin
Implementation - Søren C. Winter
SUBSTANTIVE POLICY AREAS
Constitution and Rights - John Uhr
Social Policy: Pensions - Helen Fawcett
Social Policy: Is there a Crisis in the Welfare State? - Harold L. Wilensky
Health Policy - Michael Moran
Education Policy - Susan Marton
Environmental policy - Christoph Knill
Cultural Policy - Kevin V. Mulcahy
Tax Policy - B. Guy Peters
Industrial Policy in Developed Nations - Richard D. Bingham
Agriculture and Food - Wyn Grant
Transportation and Infrastructure - Kenneth Button
Foreign Policy - Walter Carlsnaes
Criminal Justice Policy - Tim Newburn
Privatisation by Divestment - Ian Thynne
EVALUATING POLICY
Evaluation Research - Evert Verdung
Efficiency and Cost-Benefit Analysis - Aiden R. Vining and David L. Weimer
Ethics and Public Policy - Gary Bryner
Performance and Performance Management - Geert Bouckaert and John Halligan
Constructivist Approaches to Public Policy - Herbert Gottweiss
Disciplinary Perspectives - Jon Pierre

Portrait

B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. He has written extensively in the areas of public administration and public policy, both for the United States and comparatively. Among his recent publications are the Handbook of Public Administration and The Quest for Control: Politicization of the Public Service. I am a research professor in the department of political science, University of Gothenburg. I am also adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Nordland University in Bodo, Norway. I have held numerous overseas visiting appointments, most recently at the City University of Hong Kong, University of Melbourne and University of Auckland.
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