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Public Policy as Discursive Construct: Social Meaning and Multiple Realities

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.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter aims to clarify the socially constructed nature of reality and the symbolic sides of public policy, as well as the discursive politics to which it gives rise. It concentrates on the ... More


Gender, Policy Regimes, and Politics

Diane Sainsbury

in Gender and Welfare State Regimes

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294160
eISBN:
9780191600142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294166.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Addresses two major questions posed by the book. The first is the extent to which gender cuts across and fragments welfare state regimes, and the second concerns the dynamics between the policy ... 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


Possibilities for policy design

Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447316695
eISBN:
9781447316718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316695.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter One develops heuristics to encourage lateral thinking about policy design. By using heuristics, we are able to both understand how policy design works, but also to generate alternative ... More


Conventional policy design

Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447316695
eISBN:
9781447316718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316695.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Theories of policy making offer competing conceptualisations of conventional policy design. The first gives us a sense of a reassuringly logical, thoughtful and intelligent world inhabited by elites ... More


Co-productive policy design

Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447316695
eISBN:
9781447316718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316695.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter Three explores the contrast to conventional policy design, developing a heuristic to consider co-production as a radical alternative. Co-production has become a ubiquitous term in ... More


Debating co-productive policy design

Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447316695
eISBN:
9781447316718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316695.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

A combination of theory and practice are used in Chapter Four to challenge, deepen and develop our theorising. The chapter discusses some of the tough questions and dilemmas raised by the ... More


Governance for co-productive policy designs

Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447316695
eISBN:
9781447316718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316695.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter Five considers the governance arrangements which could facilitate co-productive policy design. Moving towards co-productive policy design poses difficult questions and a series of dilemmas ... More


The local governance of prostitution: regulatory drift and implementation capture

Hendrik Wagenaar, Helga Amesberger, and Sietske Altink

in Designing Prostitution Policy: Intention and Reality in Regulating the Sex Trade

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447324249
eISBN:
9781447324256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324249.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter we discuss the implementation of prostitution policy in Austria and the Netherlands. It introduces three key analytic concepts: policy implementation, policy design and policy ... More


Introduction

Partha Dasgupta, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Alessandro Vercelli

in The Economics of Transnational Commons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292203
eISBN:
9780191684883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292203.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses resource allocation failure and other environmental problems. The chapter states that environmental problems are commonly associated with the failure of market institutions and ... More


Thailand

Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Wiput Phoolcharoen, Sombat Thanprasertsuk, and Chutima Suraratdecha

in The HIV Pandemic: Local and Global Implications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237401
eISBN:
9780191723957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews Thailand's response to its HIV epidemic. The Thai experience has provided several lessons on how the health system and health policy need to respond to the dynamic of HIV ... More


Political Economy and Instruments of Environmental Politics

Friedrich Schneider, Andrea Kollmann, and Johanne Reichl (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029247
eISBN:
9780262329736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029247.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Economists have long argued that market-based instruments such as, environmental taxes, and emission trading systems, are the superior way to offset the negative externalities of any kind of economic ... More


A Holistic Approach to Investment Incentives

Louis Brennan and Frances Ruane

in Rethinking Investment Incentives: Trends and Policy Options

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172981
eISBN:
9780231541640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172981.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter argues that locations should adopt a holistic approach to the design of their FDI policy (including any incentives), and that their rationale for whether and how to promote FDI should be ... More


Incorporating ecosystem services in decisions

Emily McKenzie, Frances Irwin, Janet Ranganathan, Craig Hanson, Carolyn Kousky, Karen Bennett, Susan Ruffo, Marc Conte, James Salzman, and Jouni Paavola

in Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199588992
eISBN:
9780191774638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588992.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

While there are clear and compelling opportunities for inculcating nature’s value into public and private decision-making, the reality is that ecosystem services are still far from being ... More


Law and public policy in contemporary Japan

Makoto Usami

in Policy analysis in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781847429841
eISBN:
9781447311515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429841.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In the literature of comparative policy analysis, few attempts have been made to examine the remarkable development of study on law and public policy in contemporary Japan. To fill this gap in the ... More


Summary and conclusion

Hendrik Wagenaar, Helga Amesberger, and Sietske Altink

in Designing Prostitution Policy: Intention and Reality in Regulating the Sex Trade

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447324249
eISBN:
9781447324256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324249.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The final chapter of the book summarises its main results and conclusions. It formulates two insights. First, prostitution policy is fragile. Legalisation and decriminalisation are easily reversed, ... More


Synopsis of the Book

Roger Guesnerie and Henry Tulkens

in The Design of Climate Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262073028
eISBN:
9780262274500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262073028.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This book presents the proceedings of a conference on “The Design of Climate Policies,” held at the Venice Summer Institute of CESifo on July 22 and 23, 2005. Part I of the book is concerned with the ... More


The Design of Climate Policy

Roger Guesnerie and Henry Tulkens (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262073028
eISBN:
9780262274500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262073028.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Debates over post-Kyoto Protocol climate change policy often take note of two issues: the feasibility and desirability of international cooperation on climate change policies, given the failure of ... More


From Optimal Tax Theory to Tax Policy: Retrospective and Prospective Views

Robin Boadway

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017114
eISBN:
9780262301688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017114.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Many things inform a country’s choice of tax system, including political considerations, public opinion, bureaucratic complexities, and ideas drawn from theoretical analysis. This book examines the ... More


Applications of Active Learning

Masashi Sugiyama and Motoaki Kawanabe

in Machine Learning in Non-Stationary Environments: Introduction to Covariate Shift Adaptation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262017091
eISBN:
9780262301220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017091.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Machine Learning

This chapter describes real-world applications of active learning techniques: sampling policy design in reinforcement learning and wafer alignment in semiconductor exposure apparatus.


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