Women, Politics, and Public Policy

The Political Struggles of Canadian Women

Author: Jacquetta A. Newman,Linda Ann White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195432497

Category: Feminism

Page: 399

View: 1816

The second edition of Women, Politics, and Public Policy incorporates uniquely Canadian perspectives on the intersectionality of feminism, women's politics, and public policy-making. After outlining historical contexts and the foundations of feminist theory, the text examines topical, practical issues, offering an approach that is well-suited to both novices and advanced learners. Extensively updated and revised, this comprehensive volume is an essential tool for examining and understanding the many aspects of women's political activity and its relationship to public policy and social change.

Women, Politics, and Public Policy

The Political Struggles of Canadian Women

Author: Jacquetta A. Newman,Linda Ann White

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 1140

"Discussions of women's politics often treat feminist theory, the women's movement, and public policy-making as separate entities. In this text, Jacquetta Newman and Linda White argue that the three are closely entwined, and that understanding the intersections between them is essential to understanding women and politics in Canada. Women, Politics, and Public Policy explores how Canadian women's struggles against gender bias and oppression relate to political action, public policy change, and the women's movement as a whole. Designed as a core text for first-and second-year students of political science and women's studies, it is equally relevant to disciplines such as sociology, history, law, and social work, and will also be an invaluable reference source for more advanced studies."--BOOK JACKET.

Politics and Public Policy in Arizona

Author: Zachary Alden Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275971182

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 3982

This completely revised third edition of Zachary A. Smith's classic text on Arizona politics and public policy brings its examination up to date through the most recent election cycle. Intended for courses on state and local politics and policy, the text provides an introduction to and analysis of the political process in the State of Arizona and the policies that process has produced. The new edition includes contributions from experts on Arizona law, politics, criminal justice, and sociology, and retains the first edition's two-pronged analysis of Arizona's political institutions (the courts, legislature, governor's office, etc.) and the current policy issues facing the state (the environment, water, health care, immigration, and land use, among others). The complete text for courses in public policy and politics.

Politics and Public Policy

Strategic Actors and Policy Domains

Author: Donald C. Baumer,Carl E. Van Horn

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483322319

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 4341

Getting beyond the traditional policy cycle discussed in most textbooks, the fully updated fourth edition of Politics and Public Policy offers a more comprehensive and realistic view of policymaking in the United States—one that looks beyond the jockeying between presidents and members of Congress, and explores the influence of corporate leaders, interest groups, bureaucrats, judges, and journalists. The book explores six distinct, yet connected, policy domains: Boardroom Politics (decisions by business leaders and professionals); Bureaucratic Politics (rule-making and adjudication by administrators); Cloakroom Politics (lawmaking by legislators); Chief Executive Politics (decision making by presidents, governors, mayors, and their advisers); Courtroom Politics (rulings by judges); and Living Room Politics (opinions expressed through the mass media, grassroots movements, political activists, and voters). The authors’ unique framework prepares students to evaluate the strategies of various political actors within each domain.

Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy

Author: James C. Clinger,Michael W. Hail

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813143160

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 5464

The cornerstone of the American republic is an educated, active, and engaged citizenry; however, the multifaceted inner workings of government and the political forces that shape it are incredibly complex. Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy is the first book in nearly three decades to provide a comprehensive overview of the commonwealth's major governing and political institutions and the public policy issues that profoundly affect Kentuckians' daily lives. In this groundbreaking volume, editors James C. Clinger and Michael W. Hail have assembled respected scholars from across the state to inform citizens about their governing institutions, the consequences of their policy choices, and the intricacies of the political process. They provide clear and authoritative information on Kentucky's government and explain significant trends and patterns, exploring the legacy of the state's political history and illuminating the contributions of influential Kentucky politicians such as Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis. The contributors also address essential topics such as the structure and function of the three branches of government, the constitution, and federalism and intergovernmental relations, as well as administration, budgeting, and finance. They analyze key issues in education policy, economic and community development, and health care in great detail, explaining persistently controversial topics such as campaign finance, the cost of elections, ethics, and the oversight of regulatory agencies. From the executive branch to the legislature, from the court system to political parties, there is no better primer on government in the commonwealth.

Comparative Think Tanks, Politics and Public Policy

Author: James G. McGann,Erik C. Johnson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781958995

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 2241

Análise comparativa sobre política, sistema político, democracia, número de partidos, natureza da sociedade civil, política econômica, cultura filantrópica, liberdade de imprensa, renda, número de universidades nos seguintes países Estados Unidos, Canadá, Costa do Marfim, México, Brasil, Venezuela, Alemanha, Hungria, Rússia, Israel, Egito, Iran, Angola, África do Sul, Vietnam, China, Paquistão, Índia, Austrália e Japão.

Epigenetics and Public Policy: The Tangled Web of Science and Politics

Author: Shea K. Robison

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844704

Category: Political Science

Page: 365

View: 2561

The exciting field of epigenetics offers novel and unanticipated science-based insights into human origins and development. This book presents one of the first detailed examinations of the political implications of epigenetics. • Focuses on the latest developments in epigenetics, a subject that is attracting increased attention among scientists and researchers yet is practically unknown among policymakers and members of the general public • Explains how epigenetics works, how it is related to genetics, how it differs from conventional genetics, the different kinds of epigenetic mechanisms, and the political history of genetics and epigenetics • Addresses the latest research on epigenetics within the context of hot public policy topics such as cancer, obesity, and the environment and identifies potential policy recommendations

Social Welfare

Politics and Public Policy

Author: Diana M. DiNitto

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205793846

Category: Political Science

Page: 525

View: 8947

Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, Seventh Edition, emphasizes the current political aspects of policymaking and major social welfare programs, including public assistance, Social Security, disability, health insurance, and much more. The author also focuses on policies that affect issues as racism, sexism, gay rights, and immigration. In addition, a wealth of updated instructor and student supplements give this text its celebrated advantage as a leader in the social welfare policy textbook market. This book stands out from others because it does more than describe the major social welfare policies and programs. The book also tackles the conflict and controversies surrounding these programs. Social policy is not presented as solutions to social problems. Social policy is portrayed as public conflict over the nature and causes of social welfare problems, over what, if anything, should be done about them, over who should do it, and over who should decide about it.


The Political Struggles of Canadian Women. Politics, and public policy. White

Author: Jacquetta A. Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195432497


Page: 399

View: 7387

Handbook of Public Policy Analysis

Theory, Politics, and Methods

Author: Frank Fischer,Gerald J. Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351564366

Category: Political Science

Page: 668

View: 7621

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.

Women & public policy

a revolution in progress

Author: Mary Margaret Conway,David W. Ahern,Gertrude A. Steuernagel

Publisher: Cq Pr

ISBN: 9781568029269

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 1308

Massachusetts Politics and Public Policy

Studies in Power and Leadership

Author: Richard A. Hogarty

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558493629

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

View: 7210

This provides an inside view of Massachusetts political arena, including the workings of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as the administrative bureaucracy. The process of policy making and the complexities of on-the-ground implementation are examined.

Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia

Federal Politics and Public Policy

Author: Ronald W. Walters,Toni-Michelle Travis

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739144359

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 397

This book contributes substantially to urban affairs and public policy literature by presenting an introduction to the complex politics and public policy issues of Washington, D.C. The uniqueness of the city, as elaborated in this volume, provides background for understanding the non-traditional congressional relationship with the city and the way in which this establishes and perpetuates the continuing fight for congressional representation, real home rule and equitable federal benefits for citizens of the District of Columbia. Usually becoming a mayor, member of a city council, or agency head in a major city could become a stepping stone to higher office. In Washington, D.C. however, this has not been the case. Contests for political leadership operate in a unique political climate because Washington, D.C is the capital of the U.S., subject to congressional oversight, has a majority African American population, and has a majority Democratic population. Those who become mayor are therefore, confined to play a local with rare opportunities for a national role. One Objective of this volume is to highlight the difficulties of experiencing political democracy and adequate policy distribution by citizens of the District of Columbia. These analyses conclude that one of the major obstacles to these objectives is the manner in which home rule was constructed and persists, leading to the conclusion that the desire of citizens and their leaders for change is well founded.

Politics and Public Policy

Author: Harland Prechel

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1848551797

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 6869

Focuses on one of the central themes in political sociology: the relationship between political power and the policy formation process. This work examines the exercise of power in two arenas: the interlocking networks among policy-planning organizations, and the effects of PACs on the voting behavior of elected officials in Canada and the US.

Economics, Politics, and American Public Policy

Author: James J. Gosling,Marc Allen Eisner

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765637715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 5147

This text introduces students to the interrelationship of politics and economics in American public policymaking: how economic concerns have been legislated into law since Franklin Roosevelt's time and how politics (e.g., Washington gridlock) affects the economy and the making of public policy.

The Politics of Public Policy

Author: Richard P. Barberio

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205969674

Category: Political Science

Page: 68

View: 5103

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Discusses public policy as a political endeavor Politics of Public Policy encourages readers to see public policy as an inherently political process. As political science and policy scholars, we all share in a basic pursuit to better understand the nature of our political system and our democracy.

Alaska Politics and Public Policy

The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Personalities, and Power

Author: Clive S. Thomas,Laura Savatgy,Kristina Klimovich

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602232903

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 6179

Politics in Alaska have changed significantly since the last major book on the subject was published more than twenty years ago, with the rise and fall of Sarah Palin and the rise and fall of oil prices being but two of the many developments to alter the political landscape. This book, the most comprehensive on the subject to date, focuses on the question of how beliefs, institutions, personalities, and power interact to shape Alaska politics and public policy. Drawing on these interactions, the contributors explain how and why certain issues get dealt with successfully and others unsuccessfully, and why some issues are taken up quickly while others are not addressed at all. This comprehensive guide to the political climate of Alaska will be essential to anyone studying the politics of America’s largest—and in some ways most unusual—state.

Women, Politics, and Power

A Global Perspective

Author: Pamela Paxton,Melanie M. Hughes

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483377016

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 7259

Women, Politics, and Power: A Global Perspective, Third Edition provides a clear, detailed introduction to women’s political participation and representation across a wide range of countries and regions. Through broad statistical overviews and detailed case-study accounts, authors Pamela Paxton and Melanie M. Hughes document both historical trends and the contemporary state of women’s political strength. Readers see the cultural, structural, political, and international influences on women’s access to political power, and the difference women make once in political office. The text acknowledges differences among women through attention to intersectionality and women from marginalized groups.

Women, Politics, and Democracy in Latin America

Author: Tomáš Došek,Flavia Freidenberg,Mariana Caminotti,Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349950092

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

View: 2093

This book discusses the current tendencies in women’s representation and their role in politics in Latin American countries from three different perspectives. Firstly, the authors examine cultural, political-partisan and organizational obstacles that women face in and outside institutions. Secondly, the book explores barriers in political reality, such as gender legislation implementation, public administration and international cooperation, and proposes solutions, supported by successful experiences, emphasising the nonlinearity of the implementation process. Thirdly, the authors highlight the role of women in politics at the subnational level. The book combines academic expertise in various disciplines with contributions from practitioners within national and international institutions to broaden the reader’s understanding of women in Latin American politics.