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Values and Discourse in the Politics of Adjustment

Vivien A. Schmidt

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume I: From Vulnerability to Competitiveness in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240883
eISBN:
9780191600173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240884.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter explores the role of values and discourse in the politics of welfare‐state adjustment. By focusing on moments of crisis or transition when values were generally made explicit in public ... More


Discourse Versus Advocacy Coalitions: Interpreting Policy Change and Learning

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the second of two chapters that present a more detailed examination of the ways in which social constructions are produced and negotiated in public politics through the medium of discourse. ... More


Partisan Competition and Welfare State Retrenchment: When Do Politicians Choose Unpopular Policies?

Herbert Kitschelt

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the third of three chapters on the implications of electoral politics and the design of political institutions for welfare state adjustment. Kitschelt's main proposition is that the strategic ... More


Motives, means, and opportunities: analytical perspectives

Jochen Clasen

in Reforming European Welfare States: Germany and the United Kingdom Compared

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199270712
eISBN:
9780191603266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270716.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The chapter introduces the book conceptualisation of s framework for the causal analysis of welfare state reform. It introduces relevant actors and their interests in the two welfare states, ... More


From Industrial Policy to a Regulatory State: Contrasting Institutional Change in Britain and France

Mark Thatcher

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter compares industrial policy and economic regulation in Britain and France in order to consider national capacities to alter institutions and policy norms. Analyses of the period between ... More


Structuring the State—The Case of European Employment Polic y

Frank Deppe, Michael Felder, and Stefan Tidow

in Linking EU and National Governance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199252268
eISBN:
9780191601040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252262.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Chapter 9 focuses on a new quality of linkages between the European and the national levels of governance in the area of European employment policy where ‘soft’ techniques of integration such as best ... More


Ideas, Institutions, and Policy: A Theoretical Framework

Carsten Daugbjerg and Alan Swinbank

in Ideas, Institutions, and Trade: The WTO and the Curious Role of EU Farm Policy in Trade Liberalization

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199557752
eISBN:
9780191721922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557752.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter outlines the free-trade perspective on agricultural trade liberalization, and Putnam's two-level game model of trade negotiations, and then develops a framework for a dynamic analysis of ... More


The Futures of European Capitalism

Vivien A. Schmidt

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253685
eISBN:
9780191600210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253684.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

European countries’ political‐economic policies, practices, and discourses have changed profoundly in response to Europeanization, even more so than in response to globalization, but they have not ... More


Introduction: European Pathways to the Future

Vivien A. Schmidt

in The Futures of European Capitalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253685
eISBN:
9780191600210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253684.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Provides an overview of the book, introduces the main themes related to Europeanization, globalization, policy change, varieties of capitalism, and discourse, then provides an outline of the ... More


Europeanization and the Persistence of Administrative Systems

Edward C. Page

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Europeanization represents something of a paradox: at one level it is impossible to argue that the state has not been ‘Europeanized’ to some degree in various sectors; and on the other hand, there is ... More


Conclusion: The Futures of European Capitalism

Vivien A. Schmidt

in The Futures of European Capitalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253685
eISBN:
9780191600210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253684.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

With regard to changes in policies, the book concludes that while countries have internationalized at different rates to varying degrees in different ways—with ‘internationalization’ rather than ... More


Dismantling Public Policy: Preferences, Strategies, and Effects

Michael W. Bauer, Andrew Jordan, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, and Adrienne Héritier (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656646
eISBN:
9780191746000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656646.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Policy dismantling is a distinctive form of policy change, which involves the cutting, reduction, diminution, or complete removal of existing policies. The perceived need to dismantle existing ... More


Between ‘Paper’ and ‘Real Tigers’: Mao's View of Nuclear Weapons

Guang Zhang Shu

in Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Mao Zedong originally saw a new China's struggle for security in terms of conventional warfare and in 1946 satirized the atomic bomb as a ’paper tiger’. Mao found it difficult to understand why the ... More


Increased Income Inequality in OECD Countries and the Redistributive Impact of the Government Budget

Anthony B. Atkinson

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The recent rise in inequality in the distribution of disposable income in many, although not all, countries has led to a search for explanations, particularly since for much of the postwar period ... More


What changes health policy?

Erica Bell

in Research for Health Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199549337
eISBN:
9780191720635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549337.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The task of using evidence to influence health policy makers is best approached with the benefit of insight into what changes policy. This chapter offers conceptual and practical understandings of ... More


Thinking Through the Climate Change Challenge

Robert Hahn and Alistair Ulph

in Climate Change and Common Sense: Essays in Honour of Tom Schelling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692873
eISBN:
9780191738371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692873.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There is common agreement that climate change presents a serious threat to the planet. In this chapter, we provide an introduction to the climate change problem and summarize the main findings of the ... More


New Labour, Welfare, and Distribution

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Analyses the impact of changes in tax and social security policy since the New Labour government came into office in the UK in May 1997. Looks at the challenges the Blair government faced in 1997 and ... More


Rethinking the History of American Conservatism

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter challenges the prevailing framework that has shaped most of the literature on American conservatism and explores issues that need to be addressed in order to fundamentally rethink the ... More


A generation of change, a lifetime of difference?: Social policy in Britain since 1979

Martin Evans

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423054
eISBN:
9781447301387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423054.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book addresses the historical development of social and fiscal policies from the late 1970s to the present day by asking what has changed, how these changes have affected the lifecourse and what ... More


Designing Public Policy For Co-Production: Theory, practice and change

Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447316695
eISBN:
9781447316718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316695.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

By linking contemporary practice using design principles in policy with political science and public administration theories, this book offers a distinctive contribution to debates on policy design. ... More


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