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Public Policy and Administration: An Overview

Barbara J. Nelson

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0024
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Provides an overview of the progression of public policy research, from its origins in American assumptions of stability to contemporary concerns regarding the potential for ethical policy‐making. ... More


Economic Inequality and Political Representation

Larry M. Bartels

in The Unsustainable American State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780195392135
eISBN:
9780199852543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reveals how increasing economic inequality among Americans engenders political inequality as well. Though every citizen should equally count in the area of politics and government in a ... More


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


Differentiated Europeanization: Large and Small Firms in the EU Policy Process

David Coen and Charles Dannreuther

in The Politics of Europeanization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252091
eISBN:
9780191599224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252092.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter explores the issue of Europeanization primarily at the horizontal level of European Union (EU) policy formulation and the adaptation and Europeanization of large and small business ... More


Globalizing the Public Policy Process: From Iron Triangles to Flexible Pentangles

Philip G. Cerny

in Rethinking World Politics: A Theory of Transnational Neopluralism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199733699
eISBN:
9780199776740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733699.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Globalization involves differential patterns of politics in which interest groups, political parties, and political entrepreneurs seek to use different parts of the policy process to benefit from ... More


The Changing European State: Pressures from Within

Patrick Le Galés

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter deals with bottom up pressures on the state. It focuses on the challenges that cities and regions are posing to the nation state in Western Europe, rather than on the rise of ... More


Women's Movements' Defence of Legal Abortion in Great Britain

Dorothy McBride Stetson

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Great Britain was the first country to reform its criminal abortion law with the Abortion Act of 1967, a law that was strict in form but liberal in practice. Active anti‐abortion forces sought to ... More


Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Carole Clavier and Evelyne de Leeuw (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199658039
eISBN:
9780191765780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658039.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Scholars and governments recognise the importance of policy development and implementation for population health, but there is a lack of systematic theoretical and conceptual development in the ... More


Senior Officials in the German Federal Administration: Institutional Change and Positional Differentiation

Klaus H. Goetz

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This account of institutional change and positional differentiation of senior officials in Germany's Federal administration is presented in five sections. Section I, ‘Senior Officials and the ... More


An Initial Assessment of the Consequences of MMP in New Zealand

Fiona Barker, Jonathan Boston, Stephen Levine, Elizabeth McLeay, and Nigel S. Roberts

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The purpose is to provide an initial assessment of the impact of the introduction of the mixed‐member proportional (MMP) electoral system on the New Zealand political system, especially with regard ... More


The Political Regime

Pippa Norris

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the third of four on the question of legitimacy in the EU, and deals with the political institutions of the EU and its policy processes. The first section elaborates on these aspects ... More


Liberalising the Letter: The Reform of Postal Services

Mark Thatcher

in Internationalisation and Economic Institutions:: Comparing the European Experience

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245680
eISBN:
9780191715273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245680.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Postal services seem an unlikely case for internationalisation. Postal institutions have deep national roots. Few transnational technological and economic developments have taken place, neither the ... More


Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Torbjörn Bergman (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Parliamentary democracy is the most common way of organizing delegation and accountability in contemporary democracies. Yet knowledge of this type of regime has been incomplete and often ... More


The Policy Process

Ian Scott

in The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091726
eISBN:
9789882207578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.003.0043
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter concentrates on the policy process of Hong Kong. It examines the political underpinnings of the policy-making system during the colonial period, the transitional period, and the ... More


Introduction

Nicola Jones and Andy Sumner

in Child poverty, evidence and policy: Mainstreaming children in international development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424464
eISBN:
9781447301691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424464.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes the objectives of this book on child poverty, evidence, and policy. It is about how children's visibility, voice, and vision in ideas, networks, and institutions can be ... More


Framing public policy in health promotion: ubiquitous, yet elusive

Carole Clavier and Evelyne de Leeuw

in Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199658039
eISBN:
9780191765780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658039.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The health promotion field has been emphasizing the importance of public policy to effectively addressing the macro-level determinants of health. However, translating this need into action has proven ... More


Policy processes, knowledge and child well-being

Nicola Jones and Andy Sumner

in Child poverty, evidence and policy: Mainstreaming children in international development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424464
eISBN:
9781447301691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424464.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter extends the 3D perspective on child poverty and well-being to consider policy processes, the role of knowledge in policy processes, and policy advocacy with regard to children's poverty ... More


Policy learning and policy failure: definitions, dimensions and intersections1

Claire A. Dunlop

in Policy Learning and Policy Failure

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447352006
eISBN:
9781447352044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352006.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides an overview of policy learning and policy failure, both of which are classic topics of policy studies. The links between the two literatures appear obvious, yet there are very ... More


The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion Compared

Diane Sainsbury

in Welfare States and Immigrant Rights: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654772
eISBN:
9780191744747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654772.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

Chapter 11 ties together the analyses in the preceding three chapters by examining the importance of 1) issue framing, 2) policy venues, policy coalitions and institutional arrangements, 3) the ... More


Coordination at the European Union Level

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The end result of the investigations carried out over the last 8 chapters is a list of 33 recommendations, which are printed in bold type, scattered throughout the book, and summarized at the end of ... More


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