Public Policy (SAGE Library of the Public Sector)

Public Policy (SAGE Library of the Public Sector)

By: Michael Hill (editor), Peter Hupe (editor)Hardback

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The study of public policy has a long history. It is rooted in the study of politics and of public administration as having developed from the former into a discipline of its own. Theory and research of public policy also involves the application of the sociology of organizations to the public sector and the concerns of studies of separate substantive fields of policy, like social policy, education policy and environmental policy. This collection focuses on the scholarly analysis of public policy, drawing on the various originating threads. It includes work that is prescriptive in character inasmuch as it contributes to a deeper understanding of the policy process in the public sector. The collection is mindful of the way in which new ways of cutting up the subject have emerged. Particularly salient, here, have been, on the one hand, studies with a focus on how policy is made and, on the other, a concern with public management. Volume One: Public Policy in Perspective Volume Two: Towards Public Policy Volume Three: Public Policy in Action Volume Four: Public Policy in Progress

About Author

Peter Hupe teaches Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2012-2013 he was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. His research focuses on the theoretical-empirical study of the policy process, particularly implementation and street-level bureaucracy. In a longstanding collaboration he and Michael Hill have published articles in Public Administration, Public Management Review and Policy and Politics. With Aurelien Buffat they edited Understanding Street-Level Bureaucracy (2015). Michael Hill is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy of the University of Newcastle, and Visiting Professor in the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and in the School of Applied Social Science University of Brighton. Michael has published widely on the topic of public policy, and most recently co-edited the SAGE major work Public Policy (with P. Hupe, published 2012). Over the years his research interests have focussed on varied topics such as race relations, unemployment, housing, social security and housing benefit He was given a lifetime achievement award by the Social Policy Association in 2009.


VOLUME ONE: PUBLIC POLICY IN PERSPECTIVE Introduction - Peter Hupe and Michael Hill Analysis in Action: The Two Faces of Public Policy PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS In What Way Princes May Keep Faith - Niccolo Machiavelli Rationality in Administrative Behavior - Herbert Simon The Emerging Conception of the Policy Sciences - Harold Lasswell Four Systems of Policy, Politics and Choice - Theodore Lowi Institutional Perspectives on Political Institutions - James March and Johan Olsen A Behavioural Approach to the Rational Choice Theory of Collective Action - Elinor Ostrom PART TWO: MODELS OF THE POLICY PROCESS The Study of Administration - Woodrow Wilson The New Governance - Rod Rhodes Governing without Government The Dynamics of Multi-Organizational Partnerships - Vivien Lowndes and Chris Skelcher An Analysis of Changing Modes of Governance Analyzing Policy Processes as Multiple Governance - Michael Hill and Peter Hupe Accountability in Social Policy The Need for Better Theories - Paul Sabatier PART THREE: PUBLIC POLICY AND BEYOND From Public Administration to Public Management - Andrew Gray and Bill Jenkins Reassessing a Revolution Introduction to Policy Paradox - Deborah Stone The Art of Political Decision-Making Policy without Polity? Policy Analysis and the Institutional Void - Maarten Hajer E-Government and NPM - Vincent Homburg A Perfect Marriage? Is Hierarchical Governance in Decline? Evidence from Empirical Research - Carolyn Hill and Laurence Lynn VOLUME TWO: TOWARDS PUBLIC POLICY PART FOUR: POLICY AGENDA-BUILDING Decisions and Non-Decisions - Peter Bachrach and Morton Baratz An Analytical Framework Agenda-Building as a Comparative Political Process - Roger Cobb, Jennie-Keith Ross and Marc Howard Ross The Politics of Blame Avoidance - R. Kent Weaver How Does an Idea's Time Come - John Kingdon Focusing Events, Mobilization and Agenda-Setting - Thomas Birkland The Advocacy Coalition Framework - Paul Sabatier and Christopher Weible Innovations and Clarification PART FIVE: POLICY FORMULATION Policy Instruments, Policy Styles and Policy Implementation - Michael Howlett National Approaches to Theories of Instrument Choice The Selection of Policy Instruments - Hans Bressers and Laurence O'Toole Jr. A Network-Based Perspective Intellectual Obsolescence and Intellectual Makeovers - Christopher Hood Reflections on the Tools of Government after Two Decades Introduction - Pierre Lascoumes and Patrick Le Gales Understanding Public Policy through Its Instruments - from the Nature of Instruments to the Sociology of Public Policy Implementation The Lessons for Policy Work - Hal Colebatch, Robert Hoppe and Mirko Noordegraaf PART SIX: POLICY DECISION-MAKING The Science of Muddling through - Charles Lindblom Conclusion to The Essence of Decision - Graham Allison Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis Between Planning and Politics - Aaron Wildavsky Intellect versus Interaction as Analysis Rethinking Allison's Models - Jonathan Bendor and Thomas Hammond Managing Value Conflict in Public Policy - David Thacher and Martin Rein VOLUME THREE: PUBLIC POLICY IN ACTION PART SEVEN: POLICY IMPLEMENTATION Appearances and Formulating Policy - Jeffrey Pressman and Aaron Wildavsky The Policy Implementation Process - Donald van Meter and Carl van Horn A Conceptual Framework Implementation Structures - Benny Hjern and David Porter A New Unit of Administrative Analysis The Pressman-Wildavsky Paradox - Elinor Bowen Four Addenda or Why Models Based on Probability Theory Can Predict Implementation Success and Suggest Useful Tactical Advice for Implementers Top-down and Bottom-up Approaches to Implementation Research - Paul Sabatier A Critical Analysis and Suggested Synthesis Synthesizing the Implementation Literature - Richard Matland The Ambiguity-Conflict Model of Policy Implementation Research on Policy Implementation - Laurence O'Toole Jr. Assessment and Prospects Theory of 'Soft' Policy Implementation in Multilevel Systems with an Application to Social Partnership in The Netherlands - Rene Torenvlied and Agnes Akkerman PART EIGHT: POLICY-MAKING AT THE STREET LEVEL Street-Level Bureaucracy and the Analysis of Urban Reform - Michael Lipsky Street-Level Bureaucrats and Institutional Innovation - Richard Weatherley and Michael Lipsky Implementing Special Education Reform From Street-Level to System-Level Bureaucracies - Mark Bovens and Stavros Zouridis How Information and Communication Technology Is Transforming Administrative Discretion and Constitutional Control Understanding Implementation - Heather Hill Street-Level Bureaucrat's Resources for Reform Politicians, Managers and Street-Level Bureaucrats - Peter May and Soren Winter Influences on Policy Implementation PART NINE: POLICY IN CONTEXT Assessing Policy Outcomes - Mark Bovens and Paul Hart Social and Political Biases Summing up - Joop Koppenjan and Erik-Hans Klijn Dealing with Uncertainties in Networks The Politics of Path Dependency - B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre and Desmond King Political Conflict in Historical Institutionalism A Decade of Treating Networks Seriously - Scott Robinson Vertical Politics in Horizontal Policy Networks - Joop Koppenjan, Mirjam Kars and Haiko van der Voort Framework Setting as Coupling Arrangement VOLUME FOUR: PUBLIC POLICY IN PROGRESS PART TEN: EVIDENCE AND POLICY-MAKING Research for Policy's Sake - Carol Weiss The Enlightenment Function of Social Science Research Epilogue - Mark Bovens and Paul 't Hart Making Sense of Policy Fiascoes Policy Analysis, Science and Politics - Robert Hoppe From 'Speaking Truth to Power' to 'Making Sense Together' Disorderly Progress on the Frontiers of Policy Evaluation - Dale Krane Debating the Head Start Program - Frank Fischer The Westinghouse Reading Scores in Normative Perspective Towards a Framework for Establishing Policy Success - David Marsh and Allan McConnell PART ELEVEN: POLICY TRANSFER Learning from Abroad - David Dolowicz and David Marsh The Role of Policy Transfer in Contemporary Policy-Making The Limitations of 'Policy Transfer' and 'Lesson Drawing' for Public Policy Research - Oliver James and Martin Lodge Policy Transfer in the European Union - Simon Bulmer and Stephen Padgett An Institutionalist Perspective Causes and Conditions of Cross-National Policy Convergence - Katharina Holzinger and Christoph Knill Innovation and Diffusion Models in Policy Research - Frances Stokes Berry and William Berry PART TWELVE: POLICY CHANGE (INCLUDING POLICY TERMINATION) Policy Paradigms, Social Learning and the State - Peter Hall The Case of Economic Policy-Making in Britain Ideas, Institutions and Political Order - Robert Lieberman Explaining Political Change Riding the Wave of Opportunity - Iris Geva-May Termination in Public Policy Comparative Studies of Policy Agendas - Frank Baumgartner, Christoffer Green-Pedersen and Bryan Jones Process Sequencing Policy Dynamics - Michael Howlett Beyond Homeostasis and Path Dependency

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  • ISBN13: 9781446201527
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1496
  • ID: 9781446201527
  • weight: 2860
  • ISBN10: 144620152X

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