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New Modes of Governance in Europe: Increasing Political Capacity and Policy Effectiveness?

Adrienne Héritier

in The State of the European Union, 6: Law, Politics, and Society

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199257409
eISBN:
9780191600951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925740X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Explores the efficiency and effectiveness of new modes of European governance that are not based on legislation and include private actors in policy formulation. Focusses on the emergence, ... More


A Theory of Evidence for Evidence-Based Policy

NANCY CARTWRIGHT and JACOB STEGENGA

in Evidence, Inference and Enquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264843
eISBN:
9780191754050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264843.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

Evidence-based policy is all the rage now. But no one knows quite how to do it. Policy questions do not generally fall neatly within any one of our scientific or social science disciplines, where the ... More


Public policy management by actors’ endowment

Peter Knoepfel

in Public Policy Resources

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447345053
eISBN:
9781447345091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345053.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

As shown in this chapter, Action Plans (AP) can be considered as means of improving both the efficiency and effectiveness of public policies. Such plans aim to coordinate and target the production of ... More


Reconsidering the state

Kate Crowley, Jenny Stewart, Adrian Kay, and Brian W. Head

in Reconsidering Policy: Complexity, Governance and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447333111
eISBN:
9781447333159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333111.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

State-centred and society-centred explanations in comparative public policy analysis disagree markedly on the extent to which the state has autonomy or is essentially a clearing-house for outside ... More


Introduction and themes

Tim Lang, David Barling, and Martin Caraher

in Food Policy: Integrating health, environment and society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198567882
eISBN:
9780191724121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567882.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the book's main thesis and objectives. The book is structured around a number of core problems in food policy: governance, supply chain, ... More


Conclusion: The implications of human trafficking policies

Laura A. Dean

in Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447352839
eISBN:
9781447353263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352839.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The conclusion explores the limitations and effectiveness of human trafficking policy in combatting the phenomenon of human trafficking. It discusses if legislated solutions for a wicked problem such ... More


Introduction: how language works in politics

Matthew Williams

in How Language Works in Politics: The Impact of Vague Legislation on Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781529200201
eISBN:
9781529200225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200201.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines how language works in democratic politics and how it impacts the effectiveness of policy. Using evidence from the first computer-assisted analysis of all 41.5 million words of ... More


Introduction

Ana Teresa Tavares-Lehmann, Lisa Sachs, Lise Johnson, and Perrine Toledano

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/9780231172981.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The introduction sets the scene for the rest of the volume, providing an introduction to the key questions related to investment incentives in the context of broader public policy objectives. The ... More


Homelessness: how Parliament’s language affects local government duties

Matthew Williams

in How Language Works in Politics: The Impact of Vague Legislation on Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781529200201
eISBN:
9781529200225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200201.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines how legislative language affects local government duties by looking to homelessness law and policy. To test whether legislative language is a variable for explaining policy ... More


High-Skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies

Mathias Czaika (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198815273
eISBN:
9780191853029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815273.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book explores and critically reviews the complex relationship between contemporary high-skilled migration processes and skill-specific migration policies. The analytical and methodological ... More


Stabilization Policies

Jean-Pascal Bénassy

in Macroeconomic Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195387711
eISBN:
9780190261405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195387711.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter tackles the problem of the stabilization policies of governments that emerge as responses to shocks on the economy. It describes the current trend of using microfounded models for policy ... More


Impact Evaluation

Martin Ravallion

in The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190212766
eISBN:
9780190212803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212766.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There has been an expansion of analytic effort by economists and others to improve knowledge about the effectiveness of both specific antipoverty policies and the distributional implications of a ... More


The Shame of Poverty

Robert Walker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199684823
eISBN:
9780191765117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684823.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The volume explores Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s contention that shame lies at the absolutist core of poverty. Blending insights from many disciplines with original research in societies as diverse ... More


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