Theories of the Policy Process

Author: Paul A. Sabatier,Christopher M Weible

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0813349273

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 2007

Theories of the Policy Process provides a forum for experts in the most established and widely used theoretical frameworks in policy process research to present the basic propositions, empirical evidence, latest updates, and promising future research opportunities of each framework. This well-regarded volume covers such enduring classics as Multiple Streams (Herweg et al.), Punctuated Equilibrium (Baumgartner et al.), Advocacy Coalition Framework (Jenkins-Smith et al.), Institutional Analysis and Development Framework (Schlager and Cox), and Policy Diffusion (Berry and Berry), as well as two newer theories-Policy Feedback (Mettler and SoRelle) and Narrative Policy Framework (Shanahan et al.). The fourth edition includes discussion of global and comparative perspectives in each theoretical chapter plus a brand-new chapter that explores how these theories have been adapted for, and employed in, non-American and non-Western contexts. An expanded introduction and revised conclusion fully examines and contextualizes the history, trajectories, and functions of public policy research. Since its first publication in 1999, Theories of the Policy Process has been, and remains, the quintessential gateway to the field of policy process research for students, scholars, and practitioners.

Theories of the Policy Process

Author: Paul A. Sabatier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813343594

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 4970

Theories of the Policy Process provides a forum for the proponents of several of the most promising and widely used theoretical frameworks to present the basic propositions of their frameworks, to assess the empirical evidence that has developed, and to discuss promising directions for future research. The first edition contained analyses of Institutional Rational Choice (Ostrom), Multiple Streams (Zahariadis), Punctuated Equilibrium (Jones et al.), Advocacy Coalition Framework (Sabatier and Jenkins-Smith), and Policy Diffusion (Berry and Berry). The second edition revises these and adds new chapters on Social Construction and Policy Design (Schneider et al.) and Policy Networks (Adam and Kriesi). It also contains a much more serious analysis of the European literature relevant to each of the frameworks. Finally, the new edition contains a revised chapter by Edella Schlager, presenting a comparative analysis and evaluation of the relevant frameworks, and a concluding chapter by the editor suggesting a number of strategies for improving the state of theorizing in this field.

Theories of the Policy Process

Author: Christopher M. Weible,Paul A. Sabatier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429973918

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 556

Theories of the Policy Process provides a forum for the experts in the most established and widely used theoretical frameworks in policy process research to present the basic propositions, empirical evidence, latest updates, and the promising future research opportunities of each framework. This well-regarded volume covers such enduring classics as Multiple Streams (Zahariadis et al.), Punctuated Equilibrium (Jones et al.), Advocacy Coalition Framework (Jenkins-Smith et al.), Institutional Analysis and Development Framework (Schlager and Cox), and Policy Diffusion (Berry and Berry), as well as two newer theories—Policy Feedback (Mettler and SoRelle) and Narrative Policy Framework (McBeth et al.). The fourth edition now includes a discussion of global and comparative perspectives in each theoretical chapter and a brand-new chapter that explores how these theories have been adapted for, and employed in, non-American and non-Western contexts. An expanded introduction and revised conclusion fully examines and contextualizes the history, trajectories and functions of public policy research. Since its first publication in 1999, Theories of the Policy Process has been, and remains, the quintessential gateway to the field of policy process research for students, scholars and practitioners.

Introduction to the Policy Process

Author: Birkland

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765627310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 538

Thoroughly revised, reorganized, updated, and expanded, this widely-used text sets the balance and fills the gap between theory and practice in public policy studies. In a clear, conversational style, the author conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis rather than novelty or abstraction. A newly added chapter surveys the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment.

Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Author: Carole Clavier,Evelyne de Leeuw

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191632627

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 3123

Scholars and governments recognize the importance of policy development and implementation for population health, but there is a lack of systematic theoretical and conceptual development in the health field to address the issue. Health Promotion and the Policy Process is the first book to take an in-depth look at the theoretical advances in the political sciences, including discussing the significance of political economy and sociology, which so far have made little progress in health promotion development. The book argues that focusing on how public policies work makes it possible to move beyond the more behavioural 'health education' approach, and make the transition from political statements to political strategies. The authors draw from a wide array of theories on the policy process in the fields of political science and political sociology to illuminate health promotion strategies and objectives. For example they discuss how Kingdon's Multiple Streams Model, Sabatier's Advocacy-Coalition Framework and policy network theories can contribute to greater health equity, healthy public policies and community development. Through practical and critical tools, research, and experience-based discussion, Health Promotion and the Policy Process discusses how theories can be used to influence, evaluate, orient or implement health promotion interventions and policies. This book will be essential reading for health promoters who want to make a difference by influencing social determinants of health at the policy level including students, public health professionals, researchers, practitioners, decision makers and those concerned with applied policy research.

An Introduction to the Policy Process

Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making

Author: Thomas A Birkland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131750979X

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 7302

The fourth edition of this widely-used text relates theory to practice in the public policy process. In a clear, conversational style, author Tom Birkland conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis. This new edition has been reorganized to better explain the role of policy analysis in the policy process. New to this edition: • A new section on the role of policy analysis and policy analysts in the policy process. • A revised and updated chapter surveying the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment. • Fully updated references to help the advanced reader locate the most important theoretical literature in policy process studies. • New illustrations and an improved layout to clarify key ideas and stimulate classroom discussion. The book makes generous use of visual aids and examples that link policy theory to the concrete experience of practitioners. It includes chapter-at-a-glance outlines, definitions of key terms, provocative review questions, recommended reading, and online materials for professors and students.

Handbook of Public Policy Analysis

Theory, Politics, and Methods

Author: Frank Fischer,Gerald J. Miller

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420017004

Category: Political Science

Page: 668

View: 6229

The study of public policy and the methods of policy analysis are among the most rapidly developing areas in the social sciences. Policy analysis has emerged to provide a better understanding of the policymaking process and to supply decision makers with reliable policy-relevant knowledge about pressing economic and social problems. Presenting a broad, comprehensive perspective, the Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics, and Methods covers the historical development of policy analysis, its role in the policy process, and empirical methods. The handbook considers the theory generated by these methods and the normative and ethical issues surrounding their practice. Written by leading experts in the field, this book- Deals with the basic origins and evolution of public policy Examines the stages of the policy-making process Identifies political advocacy and expertise in the policy process Focuses on rationality in policy decision-making and the role of policy networks and learning Details argumentation, rhetoric, and narratives Explores the comparative, cultural, and ethical aspects of public policy Explains primary quantitative-oriented analytical methods employed in policy research Addresses the qualitative sides of policy analysis Discusses tools used to refine policy choices Traces the development of policy analysis in selected national contexts The Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics, and Methods describes the theoretical debates that have recently defined the field, including the work of postpositivist, interpretivist, and social constructionist scholars. This book also explores the interplay between empirical and normative analysis, a crucial issue running through contemporary debates.

Politik und Wirtschaft

Author: Reimut Zohlnhöfer,Kathrin Dümig

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 348671015X

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 7648

Das Buch besteht aus drei Teilen: (I) Grundlagen der Politischen Ökonomik. (II) Problemfelder: Wie beeinflusst Politik das wirtschaftliche Leistungsprofil? (III) Politikfelder: Was beeinflusst die Wirtschaftspolitik? - Unter anderem werden die Themen dargestellt: Wirtschaftskreislauf, ökonomische Theorieschulen (Keynesianismus, Monetarismus, Angebotstheorie), Arbeitslosigkeit, Inflation, Geldpolitik, Steuerpolitik, Sozialpolitik, Handlungsspielraum nationalstaatlicher Wirtschaftspolitik in Zeiten der Globalisierung.

Handbuch Policy-Forschung

Author: Georg Wenzelburger,Reimut Zohlnhöfer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658019689

Category: Political Science

Page: 735

View: 8762

Das Handbuch bietet einen Überblick über den aktuellen Stand der Policy-Forschung, der in drei Teile gegliedert ist. Die Theorie-Beiträge präsentieren die Annahmen, Grundideen, Hauptargumente und Hypothesen der jeweiligen Theorieansätze zur Erklärung von Policies und diskutieren die empirische Eignung der Theorie durch einen Überblick über den Forschungsstand. Die Beiträge „Methoden der Policy-Forschung“ stellen Grundzüge, Stärken und Schwächen sowie Anwendungsfelder einschlägiger Methoden dar. Anhand ausgewählter Politikfelder werden Ergebnisse der Policy-Forschung in unterschiedlichen Bereichen der Staatstätigkeit aufgezeigt und Querverbindungen sowohl zu den unterschiedlichen theoretischen Zugängen als auch zu unterschiedlichen Methoden gezogen.​

Constructing a Policy-Making State?

Policy Dynamics in the EU

Author: Jeremy Richardson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960410X

Category: LAW

Page: 420

View: 7742

Constructing a Policy-Making State? is a guide to how the European Union really works, in which 12 policy sectors are analysed by some of the leading EU scholars in the world. Its considers how policy is made at the EU level, who is involved, which are the key institutions, and if they are pro-integration.

The Public Policy Process

Author: Michael James Hill

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9781405873529

Category: Political Science

Page: 331

View: 1556

The Public Policy Process is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the process by which public policy is made. It provides a stimulating and accessible read that clarifies the complexities and diversities of a difficult subject. In its new edition this book demonstrates how any attempt to influence the policy process needs to be grounded in an understanding of how policy is made. It covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of the process, allowing students to see the importance of the relationship between them. It also examines the role of the people and organisations involved in the process. This text is suitable for undergraduate courses in policy.

Understanding the Policy Process (second Edition)

Analysing Welfare Policy and Practice

Author: Hudson, John,Lowe, Stuart

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847422675

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 8548

The heart of the Beveridge welfare state is under severe pressure, as forces such as globalisation and technical progress call into question established beliefs about what governments can and should do. This title draws on the latest social science research to explain how and why such policy change occurs.

Integrating Health Impact Assessment with the Policy Process

Lessons and experiences from around the world

Author: Monica O'Mullane

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019166314X

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 3711

Health Impact Assessment is a policy-support instrument and approach that seeks to assess the health impacts of projects, programmes and policies on population health. The ultimate goal of HIA is to systematically predict health impacts and subsequently inform the intersectoral decision- and policy-making processes of these impacts. Integrating Health Impact Assessment with the Policy Process examines how the process of integrating HIA with policy can take place. Introductory chapters outline the HIA process and provide a conceptual foundation for the book. Then, drawing from experiences of HIA practice and research globally, country specific experiences are presented to examine HIA's relationship with the policy process. Throughout the book checklists and learning points are provided to assist the readers' understanding of the concepts and examples discussed. This practical and conceptually-grounded guide represents a convergence of theory and practice from the disciplines of public health, environmental health and the social sciences, and will appeal to practitioners and professionals in these fields, as well as policy-makers, decision-makers, planners at regional and national government levels as well as academics, educators and students.

Analyzing Social Policy

Multiple Perspectives for Critically Understanding and Evaluating Policy

Author: Mary Katherine O'Connor,F. Ellen Netting

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118044193

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 5870

From formulation to implementation, an approach to the analysis of social policy through the lens of research Analyzing Social Policy prepares professionals and students to make better informed decisions related to identifying and understanding the intricacies and potential impact of social policymaking and enactment on their organization as well as their individual responsibilities, goals, and objectives. Authors Mary Katherine O'Connor and F. Ellen Netting thoroughly examine various approaches to the analysis of social policies and how these approaches provide the knowledge, multiple perspectives, and other resources to understand and grasp the nuances of social policy in all its complexity. Comprehensive and based on research, Analyzing Social Policy explores: An overview of the practice of social policy analysis The role of research in guiding policy analysis The idea of policy analyses as research Themes, assumptions, and major theories that undergird rational models of policy analysis Nonrational themes, assumptions, and major theories informing nontraditional interpretive and critical approaches to policy analysis Strategies for applying selected models and approaches when engaging in policy analysis as research Providing practitioners and students with a set of tools that can be used to enhance an understanding of what constitutes policy as well as acceptable standards for critical analysis of policy, this resource enables policy advocates—regardless of their level—to be political, strategic, and critical in their work.

After Disaster

Agenda Setting, Public Policy, and Focusing Events

Author: Thomas A. Birkland

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878406531

Category: Nature

Page: 178

View: 4878

Examines how disasters like earthquakes, oil spills, and nuclear power plant accidents can act as focusing events "which cause both citizens and policymakers to pay more attention to a public problem and often to press for solutions ... Explains how and why some public disasters change political agendas and, ultimately, public policies."--Page 4 of cover.

Ökonomische Theorie der Demokratie

Author: Anthony Downs

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783165290523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

View: 8038

English summary: It was Anthony Downs' objective to create a model dealing with voter and government behavior. In order to do so, he established goals which governments, parties and lobbyists as well as the voters can pursue. To motivate all those concerned, he introduced the self-interest axiom and called for rationality in order to attain these goals. With the help of marginal analysis, each voter determines his/her party differential, which will help to determine each voter's choice at the ballot box and to decide which party's rule will give him/her greater utility in the future. Downs describes how crucial the concept of ideology is to his theory. He maintains that a two-party democracy could not provide stable and effective government unless there is a large measure of ideological consensus amongst its citizens, and that political parties encouraged voters to be irrational by remaining vague and ambiguous. German description: Anthony Downs' inzwischen klassisches Demokratie-Modell des Wahler- und Regierungsverhaltens orientiert sich an der okonomischen Theorie. Er nimmt an, dass politische Parteien und Wahler in der Verfolgung bestimmter, deutlich spezifizierter Ziele optimal handeln. So treffen die Wahler unter Ungewissheit uber den Wahlvorgang und die zukunftige Regierungsbildung ihre Wahl nach dem mutmasslichen Nutzen. Die Regierung versucht, mit Hilfe der Manipulation des Budgets ihre Wiederwahl zu erreichen.Ideologien der Parteien auf der einen Seite, Interessengruppen auf der anderen stellen den Wahlern bzw. der Regierung Informationen zur rationalen Entscheidungsfindung zur Verfugung. Dabei wird deutlich, dass Mehrparteiensysteme und Verhaltniswahlrecht jedes Wahl-Kalkul unlosbar werden lassen. Auf die weiteren Folgerungen fur Demokratie-Forschung und -Verstandnis geht Downs im letzten Teil seines Werkes ausfuhrlich ein.

Policy Process

A Reader

Author: Michael Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317903447

Category: Political Science

Page: 454

View: 1177

In this new edition of his classic reader, Michael Hill seeks to make the selected extracts reflect a more European outlook on the processess of policy-making and implementation. With reference to the third edition of his popular textbook, The Policy Process in the Modern State, Hill has maintained the thematic approach of the first edition, looking in turn at approaches to policy making in Europe, power, bureaucracy and the State, the rationality/incrememtalism debate, the role of organisational theory in policy implementation, street-level bureaucracy and discretion. Already praised as one of the best readers available in thisfield, Michael Hill's new edition will be even more valued as a reference and teaching resource by students and lecturers alike.

Political and Civic Leadership

A Reference Handbook

Author: Richard A. Couto

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452266344

Category: Political Science

Page: 1184

View: 329

I jumped at the chance to shepherd this collection. This was personal for me. In the past, when I had prepared to teach courses on political leadership, I had come up with a dearth of recent scholarly attention to the topic. Perhaps my perspective on politics and leadership exacerbated the difficulty of my search. I had in mind a politics that touched all aspects of power and authority in our lives (not just government), encouraged the moral imagination, and affirmed human agency that could make the future better than the present. I searched with limited success for material that would explain how all of us shape and are shaped by politics. My perspective on leadership may have also hindered my search. I had in mind the simple notion of taking initiative on behalf of shared values. I found too little material about leadership that extended beyond the spectacle of authority and its assumption of hierarchy. I wanted to explain that each of us, regardless of our place in a hierarchy, has a calling to lead - to act on behalf of our moral imagination. Editing this volume permitted me the chance to develop the material I sought. I (as well as other teachers) no longer have a shortage of material relating politics and leadership with each other. From the Introduction