1. Handbooks of Research on Public Policy series

    Series editor: Frank Fischer, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US

Books in this series

TOTAL: 10
  1. Research Handbook on Street-Level Bureaucracy

    Research Handbook on Street-Level Bureaucracy

    Edited by Peter Hupe
    When the objectives of public policy programmes have been formulated and decided upon, implementation seems just a matter of following instructions. However, it is underway to the realization of those objectives that public policies get their final substance and form. Crucial is what happens in and around the encounter between public officials and individual citizens at the street level of government bureaucracy. This Research Handbook addresses the state of the art while providing a systematic exploration of the theoretical and methodological issues apparent in the study of street-level bureaucracy and how to deal with them. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 315.00   Web: $ 283.50
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  2. Handbook on Science and Public Policy

    Handbook on Science and Public Policy

    Edited by Dagmar Simon, Stefan Kuhlmann, Julia Stamm, Weert Canzler
    This Handbook assembles state-of-the-art insights into the co-evolutionary and precarious relations between science and public policy. Beyond this, it also offers a fresh outlook on emerging challenges for science (including technology and innovation) in changing societies, and related policy requirements, as well as the challenges for public policy in view of science-driven economic, societal, and cultural changes. In short, this book deals with science as a policy-triggered project as well as public policy as a science-driven venture. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 275.00   Web: $ 247.50
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  3. Handbook of Behavioural Change and Public Policy

    Handbook of Behavioural Change and Public Policy

    Edited by Holger Straßheim, Silke Beck
    Behavioural change has become a core issue of public policy. Behavioural instruments such as ‘nudging’ apply insights from behavioural economics and behavioural sciences, psychology and neurosciences across a broad range of policy areas. Behavioural insights teams and networks facilitate the global spread of behavioural public policies. Despite an ever-growing amount of literature, research has remained fragmented. This comprehensive Handbook unites interdisciplinary scholarship, with contributions critically assessing the state and direction of behavioural public policies, their normative implications and political consequences. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  4. Handbook on Participatory Governance

    Handbook on Participatory Governance

    Edited by Hubert Heinelt
    This Handbook concentrates on democracy beyond the traditional governmental structures to explore the full scope of participatory governance. It argues that it is a political task to turn the shift from government to governance into participatory forms, and reflects on the notion of democracy and participatory governance, and how they can relate to each other. The volume offers key examples of how governance can be turned into a participatory form. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 190.00   Web: $ 171.00
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  5. Handbook of European Policies

    Handbook of European Policies

    Edited by Hubert Heinelt, Sybille Münch
    This definitive Handbook addresses the current lack of research into European policymaking and development using an interpretive perspective. Questioning areas that mainstream approaches tend to neglect, contributors target the ways in which ideas, arguments and discourses shape policies in the institutional context of the EU. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  6. Handbook of Policy Formulation

    Handbook of Policy Formulation

    Edited by Michael Howlett, Ishani Mukherjee
    Policy formulation relies upon the interplay of knowledge-based analysis of issues with power-based considerations, such as the political assessment of the costs and benefits of proposed actions, and its effects on the partisan and electoral concerns of governments. Policy scholars have long been interested in how governments successfully create, deploy and utilise policy instruments, but the literature on policy formulation has, until now, remained fragmented. This comprehensive Handbook unites original scholarship on policy tools and design, with contributions examining policy actors and the roles they play in the formulation process. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 315.00   Web: $ 283.50
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  7. Handbook of Public Policy Agenda Setting

    Handbook of Public Policy Agenda Setting

    Edited by Nikolaos Zahariadis
    Setting the agenda on agenda setting, this Handbook explores how and why private matters become public issues and occasionally government priorities. It provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the perspectives, individuals, and institutions involved in setting the government’s agenda at subnational, national, and international levels. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  8. Handbook of Critical Policy Studies

    Handbook of Critical Policy Studies

    Edited by Frank Fischer, Douglas Torgerson, Anna Durnová, Michael Orsini
    Critical policy studies, as illustrated in this Handbook, challenges the conventional approaches public policy inquiry. But it offers important innovations as well, in particular its focus on discursive politics, policy argumentation and deliberation, and interpretive modes of analysis. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  9. Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy

    Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy

    Edited by Robert Geyer, Paul Cairney
    Though its roots in the natural sciences go back to the early 20th century, complexity theory as a scientific framework has developed most rapidly since the 1970s. Increasingly, complexity theory has been integrated into the social sciences, and this groundbreaking Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy has brought together top thinkers in complexity and policy from around the world. With contributions from Europe, North America, Brazil and China this comprehensive Handbook splits the topic into three cohesive parts: Theory and Tools, Methods and Modeling, and Application. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  10. International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy

    International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy

    Edited by Sarah Harper, Kate Hamblin, Jaco Hoffman, Kenneth Howse, George Leeson
    The International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy explores the challenges arising from the ageing of populations across the globe for government, policy makers, the private sector and civil society. It examines various national state approaches to welfare provisions for older people, and highlights alternatives based around the voluntary and third-party sector, families and private initiatives. The Handbook is highly relevant for academics interested in this critical issue, and offers important messages for policy makers and practitioners. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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