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Public Policy

Four Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Peter Hupe - Erasmus University, Rotterdam
  • Michael Hill - Emeritus Professor at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne


March 2012 | 1 496 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

This collection focuses on the scholarly analysis of public policy, drawing on the various originating threads. It includes work that is prescriptive in character in that 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, including studies with a focus on how policy and studies concerned 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


 
VOLUME ONE: PUBLIC POLICY IN PERSPECTIVE
Peter Hupe and Michael Hill
Introduction
Analysis in Action: The Two Faces of Public Policy

 
 
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS
Niccolo Machiavelli
In What Way Princes May Keep Faith
Herbert Simon
Rationality in Administrative Behavior
Harold Lasswell
The Emerging Conception of the Policy Sciences
Theodore Lowi
Four Systems of Policy, Politics and Choice
James March and Johan Olsen
Institutional Perspectives on Political Institutions
Elinor Ostrom
A Behavioural Approach to the Rational Choice Theory of Collective Action
 
PART TWO: MODELS OF THE POLICY PROCESS
Woodrow Wilson
The Study of Administration
Rod Rhodes
The New Governance
Governing without Government

 
Vivien Lowndes and Chris Skelcher
The Dynamics of Multi-Organizational Partnerships
An Analysis of Changing Modes of Governance

 
Michael Hill and Peter Hupe
Analyzing Policy Processes as Multiple Governance
Accountability in Social Policy

 
Paul Sabatier
The Need for Better Theories
 
PART THREE: PUBLIC POLICY AND BEYOND
Andrew Gray and Bill Jenkins
From Public Administration to Public Management
Reassessing a Revolution

 
Deborah Stone
Introduction to Policy Paradox
The Art of Political Decision-Making

 
Maarten Hajer
Policy without Polity? Policy Analysis and the Institutional Void
Vincent Homburg
E-Government and NPM
A Perfect Marriage?

 
Carolyn Hill and Laurence Lynn
Is Hierarchical Governance in Decline? Evidence from Empirical Research
 
VOLUME TWO: TOWARDS PUBLIC POLICY
 
PART FOUR: POLICY AGENDA-BUILDING
Peter Bachrach and Morton Baratz
Decisions and Non-Decisions
An Analytical Framework

 
Roger Cobb, Jennie-Keith Ross and Marc Howard Ross
Agenda-Building as a Comparative Political Process
R. Kent Weaver
The Politics of Blame Avoidance
John Kingdon
How Does an Idea's Time Come
Thomas Birkland
Focusing Events, Mobilization and Agenda-Setting
Paul Sabatier and Christopher Weible
The Advocacy Coalition Framework
Innovations and Clarification

 
 
PART FIVE: POLICY FORMULATION
Michael Howlett
Policy Instruments, Policy Styles and Policy Implementation
National Approaches to Theories of Instrument Choice

 
Hans Bressers and Laurence O'Toole Jr.
The Selection of Policy Instruments
A Network-Based Perspective

 
Christopher Hood
Intellectual Obsolescence and Intellectual Makeovers
Reflections on the Tools of Government after Two Decades

 
Pierre Lascoumes and Patrick Le Gales
Introduction
Understanding Public Policy through Its Instruments - from the Nature of Instruments to the Sociology of Public Policy Implementation

 
Hal Colebatch, Robert Hoppe and Mirko Noordegraaf
The Lessons for Policy Work
 
PART SIX: POLICY DECISION-MAKING
Charles Lindblom
The Science of Muddling through
Graham Allison
Conclusion to The Essence of Decision
Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis

 
Aaron Wildavsky
Between Planning and Politics
Intellect versus Interaction as Analysis

 
Jonathan Bendor and Thomas Hammond
Rethinking Allison's Models
David Thacher and Martin Rein
Managing Value Conflict in Public Policy
 
VOLUME THREE: PUBLIC POLICY IN ACTION
 
PART SEVEN: POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
Jeffrey Pressman and Aaron Wildavsky
Appearances and Formulating Policy
Donald van Meter and Carl van Horn
The Policy Implementation Process
A Conceptual Framework

 
Benny Hjern and David Porter
Implementation Structures
A New Unit of Administrative Analysis

 
Elinor Bowen
The Pressman-Wildavsky Paradox
Four Addenda or Why Models Based on Probability Theory Can Predict Implementation Success and Suggest Useful Tactical Advice for Implementers

 
Paul Sabatier
Top-down and Bottom-up Approaches to Implementation Research
A Critical Analysis and Suggested Synthesis

 
Richard Matland
Synthesizing the Implementation Literature
The Ambiguity-Conflict Model of Policy Implementation

 
Laurence O'Toole Jr.
Research on Policy Implementation
Assessment and Prospects

 
René Torenvlied and Agnes Akkerman
Theory of 'Soft' Policy Implementation in Multilevel Systems with an Application to Social Partnership in The Netherlands
 
PART EIGHT: POLICY-MAKING AT THE STREET LEVEL
Michael Lipsky
Street-Level Bureaucracy and the Analysis of Urban Reform
Richard Weatherley and Michael Lipsky
Street-Level Bureaucrats and Institutional Innovation
Implementing Special Education Reform

 
Mark Bovens and Stavros Zouridis
From Street-Level to System-Level Bureaucracies
How Information and Communication Technology Is Transforming Administrative Discretion and Constitutional Control

 
Heather Hill
Understanding Implementation
Street-Level Bureaucrat's Resources for Reform

 
Peter May and Søren Winter
Politicians, Managers and Street-Level Bureaucrats
Influences on Policy Implementation

 
 
PART NINE: POLICY IN CONTEXT
Mark Bovens and Paul Hart
Assessing Policy Outcomes
Social and Political Biases

 
Joop Koppenjan and Erik-Hans Klijn
Summing up
Dealing with Uncertainties in Networks

 
B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre and Desmond King
The Politics of Path Dependency
Political Conflict in Historical Institutionalism

 
Scott Robinson
A Decade of Treating Networks Seriously
Joop Koppenjan, Mirjam Kars and Haiko van der Voort
Vertical Politics in Horizontal Policy Networks
Framework Setting as Coupling Arrangement

 
 
VOLUME FOUR: PUBLIC POLICY IN PROGRESS
 
PART TEN: EVIDENCE AND POLICY-MAKING
Carol Weiss
Research for Policy's Sake
The Enlightenment Function of Social Science Research

 
Mark Bovens and Paul 't Hart
Epilogue
Making Sense of Policy Fiascoes

 
Robert Hoppe
Policy Analysis, Science and Politics
From 'Speaking Truth to Power' to 'Making Sense Together'

 
Dale Krane
Disorderly Progress on the Frontiers of Policy Evaluation
Frank Fischer
Debating the Head Start Program
The Westinghouse Reading Scores in Normative Perspective

 
David Marsh and Allan McConnell
Towards a Framework for Establishing Policy Success
 
PART ELEVEN: POLICY TRANSFER
David Dolowicz and David Marsh
Learning from Abroad
The Role of Policy Transfer in Contemporary Policy-Making

 
Oliver James and Martin Lodge
The Limitations of 'Policy Transfer' and 'Lesson Drawing' for Public Policy Research
Simon Bulmer and Stephen Padgett
Policy Transfer in the European Union
An Institutionalist Perspective

 
Katharina Holzinger and Christoph Knill
Causes and Conditions of Cross-National Policy Convergence
Frances Stokes Berry and William Berry
Innovation and Diffusion Models in Policy Research
 
PART TWELVE: POLICY CHANGE (INCLUDING POLICY TERMINATION)
Peter Hall
Policy Paradigms, Social Learning and the State
The Case of Economic Policy-Making in Britain

 
Robert Lieberman
Ideas, Institutions and Political Order
Explaining Political Change

 
Iris Geva-May
Riding the Wave of Opportunity
Termination in Public Policy

 
Frank Baumgartner, Christoffer Green-Pedersen and Bryan Jones
Comparative Studies of Policy Agendas
Michael Howlett
Process Sequencing Policy Dynamics
Beyond Homeostasis and Path Dependency

 

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