Comparative Public Policy

ISBN-10: 0230319432
ISBN-13: 9780230319431
Edition: 2012
Authors: Anneliese Dodds
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 12/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

List of Illustrative Material
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Why Compare Public Policies?
Is comparative research a separate field of enquiry?
Comparative public policy in historical perspective
Defining comparative public policy research
Comparing public policies in an interconnected world
Differences between Public Policies: An Introduction
Public policy resources
How governments act: policy instruments
Trends in the use of policy instruments
The scope of public policies
Conclusion
Economic Policy
The context: theories of economic policy development
Comparing economic policies across nations
The scope of economic policy
Conclusion
Welfare Policy
The context: theories of welfare policy development
Theories of systematic difference across nations
Comparing welfare policies across nations
Governments and occupational and voluntary welfare
The scope of welfare policy
Conclusion
Health Policy
The context: theories of health policy development
Comparing health care policies across nations
The scope of health policy
Conclusion
Education Policy
The context: theories of education policy development
International pressures
Comparing education policies across nations
The scope of education policy
Conclusion
Environmental Policy
The context: theories of environmental policy development
Theories of systematic difference across nations
International pressures
Comparing environmental policies across nations
The voluntary and private sectors and environmental policy
The scope of environmental policy
Conclusion
Interests and Public Policy
What are interests?
Interest-based approaches to explaining public policy
Problems with interest-based accounts
Conclusion
Ideas and Public Policy
What are ideas?
Ideas-based approaches to explaining public policy
Attempts to synthesize different approaches
When do ideas change?
Conclusion
Institutions and Public Policy
What are institutions?
Institution-based approaches to explaining public policy
Conclusion
Policy Transfer and Learning
Why are policies imposed, taught and learned?
Policy transfer
Policy learning
Identifying policy transfer and learning
Conclusion
Policy-Making beyond the Nation State
Defining globalization and Europeanization
Capital and trade flows
The increasing transnationalization of business
The impact of capital and trade flows and the increasing transnationalization of business
Flows of people and information
International governing institutions
Global trends and their impact
Conclusion
Comparative Public Policy: A Minority World Pursuit?
Comparative public policy: excluding the Majority World?
Majority World analytical approaches
Conclusion
Doing Comparative Public Policy
Choices in comparative research
Challenges for comparative public policy research
The practicalities of comparative research
Conclusion
References
Index

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