1. New Horizons in Public Policy series

    Series editor: Wayne Parsons, Professor of Public Policy, Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University, UK

Books in this series

TOTAL: 25
  1. Policy Problems and Policy Design

    Policy Problems and Policy Design

    B. Guy Peters
    Public policy can be considered a design science. It involves identifying relevant problems, selecting instruments to address the problem, developing institutions for managing the intervention, and creating means of assessing the design. Policy design has become an increasingly challenging task, given the emergence of numerous ‘wicked’ and complex problems. Much of policy design has adopted a technocratic and engineering approach, but there is an emerging literature that builds on a more collaborative and prospective approach to design. This book will discuss these issues in policy design and present alternative approaches to design. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  2. How Far to Nudge?

    How Far to Nudge?

    Peter John
    This book addresses the wave of innovation and reforms that has been called the nudge or behavioural public policy agenda, which has emerged in many countries since the mid-2000s. Nudge involves developing behavioural insights to solve complex policy problems, such as unemployment, obesity and the environment, as well as improving the delivery of policies by reforming standard operating procedures. It reviews the changes that have taken place, in particular the greater use of randomised evaluations, and discusses how far nudge can be used more generally in the policy process. The book argues that nudge has a radical future if it develops a more bottom up approach involving greater feedback and more engagement with citizens. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  3. Policy Experiments, Failures and Innovations

    Policy Experiments, Failures and Innovations

    Edited by Agnes Batory, Andrew Cartwright, Diane Stone
    Policy Experiments, Failures and Innovations takes a policy studies perspective in considering post-communist EU member states’ experiences since accession. The book analyses policy transfer processes and expands the new and growing sub-field of policy failure by interrogating the binary ideas of ‘failure’ and ‘success’ in the context of the Central Eastern European (CEE) transition, democratic consolidation and European Union membership. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  4. Public Policy Transfer

    Public Policy Transfer

    Edited by Magdaléna Hadjiisky, Leslie A. Pal, Christopher Walker
    Contemporary policy making is deeply influenced by the borrowing, transfer and diffusion of ideas and models from other countries, levels of government and supranational institutions. This is the first book to analyze comparatively the micro-dynamics of transfer across regions, contrasting policy fields, multiple levels of governance, and institutional actors. Grounded in original research by specialists in the field, it provides fresh and arresting insights into competition among transfer agents, resistances, local coalitions, translation, and policy learning. This empirical depth informs a reinvigorated and nuanced theoretical framework on global policy transfer processes. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  5. Analysis and Public Policy

    Analysis and Public Policy

    Stuart Shapiro
    How do we incorporate analytical thinking into public policy decisions? Stuart Shapiro confronts this issue in Analysis and Public Policy by looking at various types of analysis, and discussing how they are used in regulatory policy-making in the US. By looking at the successes and failures of incorporating cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, and environmental impact assessment, he draws broader lessons on its use, focusing on the interactions between analysis and political factors, legal structures and bureaucratic organizations as possible areas for reform. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  6. The Tools of Policy Formulation

    The Tools of Policy Formulation

    Edited by Andrew J. Jordan, John R. Turnpenny
    A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the Elgaronline platform - www.elgaronline.com/view/9781783477036.xml Policy analysts are accustomed to thinking in terms of tools and instruments. Yet an authoritative examination of the tools which have been developed to formulate new policies is missing. This book is the first of its kind to distinguish the defining characteristics of the main policy formulation tools, and offer a fresh way of understanding how, why and by whom they are selected, as well as the effects they produce in practice. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  7. Public Management in the Postmodern Era

    Public Management in the Postmodern Era

    Edited by John Fenwick, Janice McMillan
    Challenging the traditional orthodoxies of public management, this timely and comprehensive book adopts a lively and critical approach to key questions of public policy and management. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  8. Ethics and Integrity of Governance

    Ethics and Integrity of Governance

    Edited by Leo W.J.C. Huberts, Jeroen Maesschalck, Carole L. Jurkiewicz
    This book provides critical, up-to-date reviews on the field of ethics and integrity of governance, along with fresh future perspectives. Focusing on Europe and the US, it addresses the key dimensions of public service values, the integrity and rationality of governance, ethics management, and the ethics of governance politics. In each of these four areas, leading international scholars tackle the main issues and controversies facing the world today. The final chapter synthesizes these views and provides an ambitious and critical outline for future work in the field of ethics and integrity of governance. Emanating from the much heralded ‘transatlantic dialogue’, this study integrates both the European and American perspectives into a common voice for action. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  9. The Dynamics of Public Policy

    The Dynamics of Public Policy

    Adrian Kay
    In The Dynamics of Public Policy, Adrian Kay sets out the crucial methodological, theoretical and empirical implications of two important trends in the social sciences: a frequently expressed ambition for analysis of ‘movies not stills’ and the regular observation that policy, politics and governance is becoming more complex. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  10. Public Policy and the New European Agendas

    Public Policy and the New European Agendas

    Edited by Fergus Carr, Andrew Massey
    This broad and all-encompassing study focuses on Europe’s new policy agendas. It brings together international academic experts on a range of policies to discuss Europe’s place in the world and its relationship to the USA and beyond. This book concentrates on two key themes of particular salience for policy makers: the enlargement of the EU and the place of Europe in international politics. An expansive list of important policy areas within these themes is explored. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 188.00   Web: $ 169.20
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  11. Modernizing Civil Services

    Modernizing Civil Services

    Edited by Tony Butcher, Andrew Massey
    Civil services in Western liberal democracies have undergone significant changes since the early 1980s, so much so that many of the traditional assumptions underpinning their role and operating practices have been fundamentally questioned. This volume explores a number of themes inherent in this transformation process and the significant problems encountered in modernizing civil services. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  12. Public Policy in Knowledge-Based Economies

    Public Policy in Knowledge-Based Economies

    David Rooney, Greg Hearn, Thomas Mandeville, Richard Joseph
    The purpose of this book is to illustrate how these social and cultural conditions are identified and analysed through new conceptual frameworks. Such frameworks are necessary to penetrate the surface features of knowledge-based economies – science and technology – and disclose what drives such economies. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. Consensus, Cooperation and Conflict

    Consensus, Cooperation and Conflict

    Henning Jørgensen
    Denmark is regarded by many as a model European country. In a short space of time unemployment rates have more than halved, inflation has remained low and the welfare state has not only been consolidated but improved. A new policy-mix has proved to be effective, but what exactly does it entail? This path-breaking book provides an historical, systematic analysis of Danish policy developments, taking a critical, post-positivist approach. It highlights the internal lines of conflict but also demonstrates the co-operative nature of Danish decision-makers. The author describes and explains the individual policy-style evident in several different arenas including the economy, the labour market, health, education, agriculture and modernisation. The analysis shows that much can be learned and applied from the Danish policy making and implementation experiences. Providing a comprehensive overview of the Danish welfare system, the author demonstrates that although Denmark may not have realised ‘the third way’, it has in fact found its own unique way. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  14. Success and Failure in Public Governance

    Success and Failure in Public Governance

    Edited by Mark Bovens, Paul ‘t Hart, B. Guy Peters
    Why do some policies succeed so well while others, in the same sector or country, fail dramatically? The aim of this book is to answer this question and provide systematic research on the nature, sources and consequences of policy failure. The expert contributors analyse and evaluate the success and failure of four policy areas (Steel, Health Care, Finance, HIV and the Blood Supply) in six European countries, namely France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Spain and Sweden. The book is therefore able to compare success and failure across countries as well as policy areas, enabling a test of a variety of theoretical assumptions about policy making and government. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 289.00   Web: $ 260.10
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    2002   Paperback Price: $ 78.00   Web: $ 62.40
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  15. Political Leadership

    Political Leadership

    Howard Elcock
    Political leadership is a concept central to understanding political processes and outcomes, yet its definition is elusive. Many disciplines have contributed to the study of leadership, including political theory, history, psychology and management studies. Political Leadership reviews the contributions of these disciplines along with a discussion of the work of classic authors such as Niccolo Machiavelli, Max Weber and Robert Michels. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. The Internationalization of Public Management

    The Internationalization of Public Management

    Edited by Willy McCourt, Martin Minogue
    The Internationalization of Public Management constitutes one of the first attempts to examine the conceptual and practical problems which attend such policy transfers, and to make preliminary judgements about the successes and failures of public management reform in developing countries. The distinguished group of contributors offers instructive insights into the complex reality of the development state. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2002   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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  17. Implementing European Union Public Policy

    Implementing European Union Public Policy

    Roger Levy
    This valuable and detailed study provides, for the first time, a systematic empirical analysis of EU programme management in all of the main spending areas over a 20 year period. After setting out the management framework in each area, Roger Levy looks methodically at audit evidence to build up a comprehensive performance profile. The management of EU spending programmes is subject to almost continual media speculation about its propriety and efficiency. The unprecedented resignation of the Santer Commission en masse in March 1999 was a direct result of its management failures. Using up-to-date, original data, this valuable book provides an empirical antidote to much of the speculation which dominates this issue. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  18. Public Policy and Local Governance

    Public Policy and Local Governance

    Peter Bogason
    Traditional policy analysis takes as its starting point national legislation and then traces the public policy process through the hierarchical chain of agencies which implement directives. In this book, Peter Bogason takes a postmodern approach which recognizes increasing fragmentation within institutional organizations, and offers an alternative ‘bottom-up’ approach to the analysis of local governance. He discusses collective action at the local level and describes how it is linked to the public sector through the need for financial, expert and legal resources, and thereby creates a link where ‘public action’ becomes ‘public policy’. The analysis disregards which agencies have formal responsibilities for action and instead focuses on who actually makes public policy, regardless of formal status – public or private, international, central or local. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. Public Policy and Political Institutions

    Public Policy and Political Institutions

    Frank Hendriks
    Public Policies and Political Institutions explores the major questions posed by the advent of the new institutionalism in political science and public administration. It demonstrates how policy communities are influenced in thought and action by the values, rules, traditions and routines embedded in political systems. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  20. Politics, Governance and Technology

    Politics, Governance and Technology

    Paul H.A. Frissen
    This book examines the special connections linking politics, administration and technology in the ‘information society’. Paul Frissen describes recent developments both within public administration and in postmodernism and uses examples from Dutch public administration in order to emphasise the importance of the postmodern perspective. Finally, the author considers the role of politics in the virtual state. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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