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The Varied Roles of Ideas in Politics: From “Whether” to “How”

Jal Mehta

in Ideas and Politics in Social Science Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736430
eISBN:
9780199866106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736430.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines ideas of varying levels of generality that define how policymakers should act. Building upon and drawing together the best work in the field, it seeks to offer a synthetic ... More


Writing sound health policy options

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/9780199549337.003.08
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter offers ideas for delivering policy options designed to meet decision-makers' needs. It offers conceptual understandings of what policy options are, and uses exemplars from research ... More


Binding and Unbinding Problem–Solution Associations in US Agricultural Policy Making: The Introduction and Demise of Direct Payments to Farmers

Gerry Alons

in The Political Formulation of Policy Solutions: Arguments, Arenas, and Coalitions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529210347
eISBN:
9781529210378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210347.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Agricultural policy is an area in which policy reform tends to be incremental rather than far-reaching, partly due to powerful farm interests. This chapter analyses two decades of debate in US ... More


Anticipating Public Approval in the Binding of Immigrant Integration Problems and Solutions

Ilona Van Breugel

in The Political Formulation of Policy Solutions: Arguments, Arenas, and Coalitions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529210347
eISBN:
9781529210378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210347.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter looks at targeting as an essential and insightful step in the policy solution formulation process. By studying how people are classified and categorised as target groups in Dutch ... More


Policy Solution Ownership: Road-Space Re-Allocation as a New Approach to Urban Mobility

Charlotte Halpern

in The Political Formulation of Policy Solutions: Arguments, Arenas, and Coalitions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529210347
eISBN:
9781529210378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210347.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter analyses the emergence, the construction and the trajectory of road space reallocation as a policy solution to urban mobility challenges. It argues that policy solution ownership has ... More


Policy myopia as a source of policy failure: adaptation and policy learning under deep uncertainty

Sreeja Nair and Michael Howlett

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/9781447352006.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter introduces the idea of ‘policy myopia’ as a pressing source of failure in policy making and explores the possibility of developing policies that learn to help mitigate its impacts. It ... More


The Marks of Ownership: The Promotion of Carbon Capture and Storage in France

Sébastien Chailleux

in The Political Formulation of Policy Solutions: Arguments, Arenas, and Coalitions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529210347
eISBN:
9781529210378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210347.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Studying the case of carbon geological storage in France, the chapter develops the marks of ownership on a policy solution. This proposal bears the marks of both its co-owners, experts and ... More


Working futures: disabled people, employment policy and social inclusion

Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

in Working futures?: Disabled people, policy and social inclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346261
eISBN:
9781447304333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes how this book pulls together in a new way the many valuable contributions that are being made to the understanding of the efficacy, limitations, and challenges of disability ... More


Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

Amy Finkelstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163804
eISBN:
9780231538688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163804.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Moral hazard—the tendency to change behavior when the cost of that behavior will be borne by others—is a particularly tricky question when considering health care. Kenneth J. Arrow's seminal 1963 ... More


Oligarchic Threats

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses how the influence of wealth in political processes undermines democracy—despite formal equality in voting rights—by promoting the deliberative neglect of poorer citizens. This ... More


Disabled people and ‘employment’ in the majority world: policies and realities

Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

in Working futures?: Disabled people, policy and social inclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346261
eISBN:
9781447304333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides an appraisal of the role of paid work in the lives of some of the poorest disabled people. It posits that notions of employment and work are very different in these contexts, ... More


Decline and Revolution

Andrei P. Tsygankov

in The Strong State in Russia: Development and Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199336203
eISBN:
9780190207328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336203.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The modern autocracy declined and then collapsed under the pressures of World War One, growing demands from new social classes, and state inability to offer adequate policy solutions.


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