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The Absurdity of BureaucracyHow Implementation Works

The Absurdity of Bureaucracy: How Implementation Works

Nina Holm Vohnsen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526101341
eISBN:
9781526128539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101341.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The absurdity of bureaucracy offers an ethnographic portrayal of an attempt to make and implement evidence-based policy set in the Danish labour market system in 2009. It departs from the author’s ... More

Accelerating DemocracyTransforming Governance Through Technology

Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology

John O. McGinnis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151021
eISBN:
9781400845453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151021.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Successful democracies throughout history have used the technology of their time to gather information for better governance. Our challenge is no different today, but it is more urgent because the ... More

Access to justice for disadvantaged communities

Access to justice for disadvantaged communities

Marjorie Mayo, Gerald Koessl, Matthew Scott, and Imogen Slater

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447311027
eISBN:
9781447311034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311027.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Access to justice for all, regardless of the ability to pay, has been a core democratic value. But this basic human right has come under threat through wider processes of restructuring, with an ... More

Accommodating differenceEvaluating supported housing for vulnerable people

Accommodating difference: Evaluating supported housing for vulnerable people

David Clapham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447306344
eISBN:
9781447311591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306344.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The book explores the objectives, philosophies and outcomes of supported housing for vulnerable people. The exploration is intended to further our understanding of an often-neglected topic in housing ... More

Achieving environmental justiceA cross-national analysis

Achieving environmental justice: A cross-national analysis

Karen Bell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305941
eISBN:
9781447302933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305941.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Environmental justice aspires to a healthy environment for all, as well as fair and inclusive processes of environmental decision-making. In order to develop successful strategies to achieve this, it ... More

Advanced ManufacturingThe New American Innovation Policies

Advanced Manufacturing: The New American Innovation Policies

Willian B. Bonvillian and Peter L. Singer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037037
eISBN:
9780262343398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037037.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The United States lost almost one-third of its manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2010. As higher-paying manufacturing jobs are replaced by lower-paying service jobs, income inequality has been ... More

American InsecurityWhy Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

Adam Seth Levine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162966
eISBN:
9781400852130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162966.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these ... More

American TianxiaChinese Money, American Power and the End of History

American Tianxia: Chinese Money, American Power and the End of History

Salvatore Babones

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336808
eISBN:
9781447336907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336808.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The United States has become the central state of a global world-system. Analogous in structure to China's historical Ming Dynasty tianxia ("all under heaven"), the American Tianxia is centered on ... More

Analysing social policy concepts and languageComparative and Transnational Perspectives

Analysing social policy concepts and language: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives

Daniel Béland and Klaus Petersen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447306443
eISBN:
9781447311607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306443.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This edited volume offers comparative, historical, and political surveys of the international development of social policy concepts and language and the changing boundaries they entails. The volume ... More

Australian public policyProgressive ideas in the neo-liberal ascendency

Australian public policy: Progressive ideas in the neo-liberal ascendency

Chris Miller and Lionel Orchard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447312673
eISBN:
9781447312703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312673.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

At a time when neoliberal and conservative politics are again in the ascendency and social democracy is waning, Australian public policy re-engages with the values and goals of progressive public ... More

Between Two Worlds of Father PoliticsUSA or Sweden?

Between Two Worlds of Father Politics: USA or Sweden?

Michael Rush

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091896
eISBN:
9781781708347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091896.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Between ‘two worlds’ of father politics represents the USA and Sweden as two ends on an international continuum in ways of thinking about fatherhood. The ‘two worlds’ model locates the decline of ... More

Blinded by ScienceThe Social Implications of Epigenetics and Neuroscience

Blinded by Science: The Social Implications of Epigenetics and Neuroscience

David Wastell and Susan White

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447322337
eISBN:
9781447322351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322337.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In recent years, new areas of biology, especially epigenetics and neuroscience, have enthralled the public imagination. They have been used as powerful arguments for developing social policy in a ... More

The challenge of sustainabilityLinking politics, education and learning

The challenge of sustainability: Linking politics, education and learning

Hugh Atkinson and Ros Wade (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447306467
eISBN:
9781447311560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306467.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The book explores the links between politics, learning and sustainability. It seeks to answer a fundamental question: how do we move to a politics in which political leaders are honest with voters ... More

Challenging times, challenging administrationThe role of public administration in producing social justice in Ireland

Challenging times, challenging administration: The role of public administration in producing social justice in Ireland

Chris McInerney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088292
eISBN:
9781781706886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088292.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book explores the relationship between public administration and social justice in Ireland. It argues that public administration, at a variety of levels, is challenged to consider its unique and ... More

Changing CommunitiesStories of Migration, Displacement and Solidarities

Changing Communities: Stories of Migration, Displacement and Solidarities

Marjorie Mayo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447329312
eISBN:
9781447329466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329312.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book brings theoretical understandings of migration and displacement (including displacement as a result of urban redevelopment programmes) together with empirical illustrations of the varying ... More

China and Post-Socialist Development

China and Post-Socialist Development

Andrzej Bolesta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447321507
eISBN:
9781447321514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447321507.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The re-emergence of China as an economic superpower is a spectacular phenomenon. How has it happened? Where does China go? Is there a model which China is believed to have been following and does the ... More

Clear blue water?The Conservative Party and the welfare state since 1940

Clear blue water?: The Conservative Party and the welfare state since 1940

Robert M. Page

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781847429865
eISBN:
9781447304111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429865.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book takes an authoritative look at the policies and politics of Britain’s Conservative Party to discover if it has developed a distinctive approach to the post-war welfare state. After ... More

Climate change and povertyA new agenda for developed nations

Climate change and poverty: A new agenda for developed nations

Tony Fitzpatrick

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447300878
eISBN:
9781447311744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300878.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Climate change is the main challenge facing developed countries in the 21st century. To what extent does this agenda converge with issues of poverty and social exclusion? Climate change and poverty ... More

Communicative CapacityPublic Encounters in Participatory Theory and Practice

Communicative Capacity: Public Encounters in Participatory Theory and Practice

Koen P.R. Bartels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318507
eISBN:
9781447318521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318507.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Participatory democracy has become an unshakable norm and widespread practice. Nowadays, public professionals and citizens regularly encounter each other in participatory practice to address shared ... More

Community action and planningContexts, drivers and outcomes

Community action and planning: Contexts, drivers and outcomes

Nick Gallent and Daniela Ciaffi (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447315162
eISBN:
9781447315186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447315162.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

With trust in top-down government faltering, community-based groups around the world are displaying an ever-greater appetite to take control of their own lives and neighbourhoods. Government, for its ... More

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