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Constructing Policy Theory: Ideas, Language, and Discourse

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.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the renewed interest in the role of ideas, language and discourse in policy studies. Distinguishing postempiricist from mainstream perspectives, the discussion sets the stage ... More


Industrial Policy and Lessons of the Telecommunications Revolution

Eric Harwit

in China's Telecommunications Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233748
eISBN:
9780191715556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233748.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter proposes corollaries to basic industrial policy theory, ones based on the outcome of China's telecommunications transformation. It indicates a few points other developing nations should ... More


Whole-School Change

Laura M. Desimone

in Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327892
eISBN:
9780199301478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327892.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Policy attributes theory posits that the success of whole-school change efforts depends on six attributes: (1) consistency with other reforms, and consistency between the reform's knowledge demands ... More


Health systems and institutions

Lucy Gilson

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter adopts an institutional lens in considering both the nature of health systems and ways of strengthening them. First, it reviews five widely known health system conceptual frameworks, ... More


Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Elaine B. Sharp

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Until recently, policy evaluation has mostly meant assessing whether government programs raise reading levels, decrease teen pregnancy rates, improve air quality levels, lower drunk-driving rates, or ... More


Theorizing Norm-Driven Policy Change

Leigh Raymond

in Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and a New Model of Emissions Trading

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034746
eISBN:
9780262336161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034746.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Policy scholars acknowledge that norms affect policy choice, but have not fully articulated a theory of how norms can serve as a catalyst for sudden policy change. After reviewing existing efforts to ... More


Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and a New Model of Emissions Trading

Leigh Raymond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034746
eISBN:
9780262336161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034746.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons explains recent changes in emissions trading policy to address climate change with a new theory of sudden policy change. The new theory of “normative reframing” ... More


Government Programs Matter: Political Learning, Policy Feedback, and the Policy-Centered Approach

Elaine B. Sharp

in Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. The book shows that the policies and programs of local governments have consequences with respect to citizens’s political participation. ... More


Labour migration policy theory – the state of the art

Alex Balch

in Managing Labour Migration in Europe: Ideas, Knowledge and Policy Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080722
eISBN:
9781781701805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080722.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the development of policy theory as it relates to labour migration, exploring the conceptualisations of ideas and knowledge in the policy process according to each account. It ... More


The Need for Theory: Developing and Engaging Music Teachers in Informed Leadership

Patrick Schmidt

in Policy as Practice: A Guide for Music Educators

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190227029
eISBN:
9780190227067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190227029.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter establishes the need for theorizing and explores how policy has been conceptually developed in the literature. It traces the relationship between policy thinking and practice, making the ... More


Conclusion

Leigh Raymond

in Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and a New Model of Emissions Trading

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034746
eISBN:
9780262336161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034746.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter reviews the theory of normative reframing that is at the heart of the book’s explanation for sudden policy change, and the evidence of normative reframing’s role in the unprecedented ... More


Robert Pinker on rethinking approaches to welfare

John Offer

in Social Policy and Welfare Pluralism: Selected Writings of Robert Pinker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447323556
eISBN:
9781447323570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323556.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book examines Robert Pinker's selected works on social policy and welfare pluralism, past and present. Pinker began writing on social policy in the 1960s, undertaking research work on issues ... More


Interpretive policy analysis in the Netherlands

Severine van Bommel, Merlijn van Hulst, and Dvora Yanow

in Policy analysis in the Netherlands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447313335
eISBN:
9781447313359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313335.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter begins by explicating the character of interpretive policy analysis and then looks at the history and present state of the field in the Netherlands. That history is narrated by looking ... More


City Government, Economic Development Incentives, and Business Influence

Elaine B. Sharp

in Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with discussions of the emergence of local government controls on economic development incentives for businesses, and the extent to which they have become prevalent in the United ... More


Policy-Centered Theory and Urban Programs: Community Effects in a Global Context

Elaine B. Sharp

in Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book has been devoted to an exploration of whether local government policies and programs exhibit the kinds of policy feedback effects observed in policy-centered studies of major social ... More


External influences on national drug policies in four European countries at the turn of the twenty-first century

Franca Beccaria, Jacek Moskalewicz, Vibeke Asmussen Frank, Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl, and Sara Rolando

in Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198737797
eISBN:
9780191801280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737797.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The chapter applies a number of theoretical approaches to explore how external influences may affect national drug policies. Experiences from four European countries—Austria, Denmark, Italy, and ... More


Language Beliefs and the Management of Endangered Languages

Bernard Spolsky

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Language beliefs and ideologies constitute a central component of a theory of language policy. The other interrelated but independent components are the language practices of the community being ... More


Multidimensional Transformations in the Early 21st Century Welfare States

Giuliano Bonoli and David Natali

in The Politics of the New Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199645244
eISBN:
9780191745119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645244.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

The previous chapters have shown how welfare states have changed over the last ten to fifteen years. They have highlighted the multidimensional character of change, particularly in relation to the ... More


The ends and means of social policy: a personal and generational perspective

Robert Pinker

in Social Policy and Welfare Pluralism: Selected Writings of Robert Pinker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447323556
eISBN:
9781447323570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323556.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In this chapter, Robert Pinker considers the ways in which different generations of students perceive the history of social policy as well as the different vantage points in time from which each of ... More


Policy analysis in the Netherlands

Frans van Nispen and Peter Scholten (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447313335
eISBN:
9781447313359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313335.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The Netherlands is often regarded as one of the strongholds of policy analysis, both in academia and in policymaking. Few countries have such a high density of institutes specialized in policy ... More


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