Comparing Public Policies Issues and Choices in Industrialized Countries

ISBN-10: 1933116781
ISBN-13: 9781933116785
Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)
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List price: $69.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 1/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Charles H. Blake is professor of political science at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he teaches comparative politics, comparative public policy, and research methods. His research on the political economy of upper-income and middle-income societies has been published in a variety of journals including Comparative Political Studies, Democratization, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, among others. The second edition of his Politics in Latin America: The Quests for Development, Liberty, and Governance will be published in 2008.

Jessica R. Adolino is professor of political science at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she teaches courses on comparative politics, European politics, and international affairs. Her research interests primarily lie in the area of British politics. She published an extensive study of immigration and ethnic politics, Ethnic Minorities, Electoral Politics and Political Integration in Britain, in 1998. She is currently studying the political dynamics of European integration in the United Kingdom.

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface
An Introduction to Comparative Public Policy
The Increasing Internationalization of Public Policy
The Organization of This Book
The Policy Process
The Study of the Policy Process
The Policy Process Revisited
Theories of Policy Making
The Cultural School
The Economic School
The Political School
The Institutional School
An Eclectic Approach to Examining Policy Theories
Political and Economic Dynamics in Industrialized Countries
Social Cleavage
Interest Groups
Political Parties and Party Systems
Voting Behavior
Electoral Systems
Executive-Legislative Relations
Intergovernmental Relations
The Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Economic Dynamics
The Policy-making Context
The United States
Japan
Germany
France
The United Kingdom
Italy
European Union
Immigration Policy
Common Policy Problems
Major Policy Options
Explaining Policy Dynamics
International Policy Making
United States
Japan
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
European Union
Cross-national Trends
Fiscal Policy
Common Policy Problems
Major Policy Options
Explaining Policy Dynamics
Internafional Policy Making
United States
Japan
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
European Union
Cross-national Trends
Taxation Policy
Common Policy Problems
Major Policy Options
Explaining Policy Dynamics
International Policy Making
United States
Japan
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
European Union
Cross-national Trends
Health Care Policy
Common Policy Problems
Major Policy Options
Explaining Policy Dynamics
International Policy Making
United States
Japan
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
European Union
Cross-national Trends
Social Policy
Common Policy Problems
Major Policy Options
Explaining Policy Dynamics
International Policy Making
United States
Japan
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
European Union
Cross-national Trends
Education Policy
Common Policy Problems
Major Policy Options
Explaining Policy Dynamics
International Policy Making
United States
Japan
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
European Union
Cross-national Trends
Environmental Policy
Common Policy Problems
Major Policy Options
Explaining Policy Dynamics
International Policy Making
United States
Japan
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
European Union
Cross-national Trends
Conclusion
Contemporary Trends
Learning Lessons by Comparing Policies
Glossary
References
Index

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