1. The International Library of Comparative Public Policy series

    Series editor: B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, US and Zeppelin University, Germany

Books in this series

  1. Regions and Regionalism in Europe

    Regions and Regionalism in Europe

    Edited by Michael Keating
    The last half century has seen the rise across Europe of a new intermediate level of government and politics, usually referred to as a region. However the term ‘region’ means many different things and can be approached from many different angles – geographical, historical, cultural, social, economic and political. Although it is in Europe that regionalism as a multiform phenomenon has developed furthest, the European experience resonates in other parts of the world, where some of these elements also exist. In this volume, Michael Keating has selected some of the most significant previously published articles which provide a comprehensive overview of past and current thinking on this subject. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 403.00   Web: $ 362.70
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  2. Income Maintenance Policy

    Income Maintenance Policy

    Edited by Michael Hill
    This authoritative collection, which includes a new introduction surveying the fields, contains key contributions from the comparative literature on the politics of income maintenance policy. In recent years theoretical work has been dominated by Gøsta Esping-Andersen’s regime theory. This volume demonstrates how that theory, together with arguments on convergence and path-dependency, has been applied to the comparative study of income maintenance policy. It highlights issues about the difference between social insurance and social assistance and about the important differences in the way women and families are treated. The collection looks at the literature that seeks to explain cutbacks, or their absence, highlighting issues about pensions policy. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 312.00   Web: $ 280.80
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  3. Agricultural Policy

    Agricultural Policy

    Edited by Wyn P. Grant, John T.S. Keeler
    Agricultural politics and policy retain a central place in the politics of advanced industrial societies. Governments in most countries continue to subsidise agricultural production and regulate markets for farm commodities. The growth of concern about the environmental impact of agriculture has added a new dimension to the sector’s politics. Tensions between the US and the EU over the protection of agriculture remain a major feature. New Zealand offers an interesting example of an experiment with deregulated and liberalised agriculture, while Japanese agriculture continues to be highly protected. All these topics are covered in this two volume set, which brings together the best writing on the subject from leading agricultural economists, political scientists and rural sociologists from across the world. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 548.00   Web: $ 493.20
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  4. Privatization and Public Policy

    Privatization and Public Policy

    Edited by Vincent Wright, Luisa Perrotti
    Privatization is now a universal practice and is the result of a set of interrelated factors, all of which are explored in this collection. Privatization has also become an academic industry, generating a vast outpouring of books and articles. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 616.00   Web: $ 554.40
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  5. Education Policy

    Education Policy

    Edited by James Marshall, Michael Peters
    There have been dramatic changes in education policy throughout the world in the final quarter of the 20th Century. This important volume presents an invaluable collection of previously published and specially commissioned articles which capture these major changes in educational policy. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 494.00   Web: $ 444.60
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  6. Environmental Policy

    Environmental Policy

    Edited by Wolfgang Rüdig
    This important two-volume set presents the most significant published literature on both the national and international dimensions of environmental policy. In Volume I, the articles by leading scholars in the field offer reviews of the comparative literature on national environmental policies and compare the changes in awareness of environmental issues in Europe, the US and Japan. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 769.00   Web: $ 692.10
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  7. Transport Policy

    Transport Policy

    Edited by Kenneth Button, Roger R. Stough
    Transport is a fundamental component of all modern economies. Transport Policy presents a wide ranging collection of previously published articles which aim to provide the reader with an understanding of the main elements of transport policy. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 403.00   Web: $ 362.70
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  8. Criminal Justice Policy

    Criminal Justice Policy

    Edited by Jodi Lane, Joan Petersilia
    Criminal Justice Policy is an authoritative collection of previously published writings addressing the most important issues which have dominated the field during the past fifteen years. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 381.00   Web: $ 342.90
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  9. Tax Policy

    Tax Policy

    Edited by Sven Steinmo
    Tax Policy provides a comprehensive collection of the most important and widely-cited articles on tax politics and policy. Essays by the leading political scientists, economists and lawyers in the field cover the key intellectual dilemmas and policy issues in the field of taxation. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 358.00   Web: $ 322.20
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  10. health policy

    health policy

    Edited by James W. Björkman, Christa Altenstetter
    Health Policy presents the key classic and contemporary articles and will be an important source of reference for health care professionals, academics and policymakers. It sheds light on the values and socio-political factors which underpin health policy, and will be invaluable in helping to assess and compare policy-making processes in different countries. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 457.00   Web: $ 411.30
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  11. Economic Policy

    Economic Policy

    Edited by Paul F. Whiteley
    Economic Policy presents an authoritative selection of articles which have played a key role in influencing the direction of economic theory and methodology and thus the policy presecriptions which macroeconomists give to decision-makers. Volume I contains the most influential articles which have shaped the main debates in macroeconomic theory since its foundation. It covers such topics as the debate between Keynes and the Keynesians, the dispute between Keynes and the monetarists, the rational expectation revolution and critiques of that approach, and the debate between New Classical theorists and 'new' Keynesian theorists. Also included are papers which have defined alternative methodological approaches to modelling the macroeconomy. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 595.00   Web: $ 535.50
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  12. Comparative Science and Technology Policy

    Comparative Science and Technology Policy

    Edited by Sheila Jasanoff
    Science and technology policy is widely recognized as a critically important sphere of state activity. This book presents an authoritative overview of comparative research on science and technology policy in order to illuminate the choices that confront decision makers in this field. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 389.00   Web: $ 350.10
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  13. Budgeting and the Management of Public Spending

    Budgeting and the Management of Public Spending

    Edited by Donald J. Savoie
    This authoritative new volume contains a selection of the most important articles and papers spanning over 20 years on budgeting and managing public spending. It is divided into five succinct parts, covering the main areas of the field including the political–economic environment, approaches to expenditure budgeting and implementing the budget. Donald Savoie does not limit his examples to just one country – budgeting and spending is discussed in a variety of countries, including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Spain. He has also written a new introduction to accompany the piece. All those with an interest in government spending, budgeting and how finances are controlled will find this work – which includes articles and papers not immediately accessible – an essential reference tool. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 265.00   Web: $ 238.50
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  14. Policy Evaluation

    Policy Evaluation

    Edited by Ray C. Rist
    Policy Evaluation provides a systematic assessment of the impact that public policy evaluations have on the governance of democratic societies. This book emphasises the impacts of policy evaluations on the formulation, implementation and accountability functions of governments. At all three phases of the policy cycle, there is a need for coherent and systematic evaluation. This book demonstrates how such evaluations can be conducted and the opportunities for their subsequent utilization. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 342.00   Web: $ 307.80
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    Edited by Jon Pierre
    This title provides the most important essays and papers on urban and regional policy, making it a convenient summary of the key theories, approaches and research results. The study of sub-national politics is no longer mainly concerned with the urban political decision-making process and now focuses on the political, economic and social preconditions for urban policy. As the articles and papers reprinted in this volume demonstrate, local and regional politics are increasingly important features of most Western democracies. Economic and political life are more and more determined by changes occurring at the local, regional and global levels rather than at the national level. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 389.00   Web: $ 350.10
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    Edited by Wyn P. Grant
    The election of the Clinton administration in the United States and the debate in the European Community about the consequences of the industrial policy clause in the Maastricht treaty have put industrial policy back on the academic and political agenda again. This volume brings together the key articles on industrial policy, ranging from general theoretical perspectives and overviews of the literature to studies of the experience of particular countries, including Japan and the newly industrialising countries of East Asia. Four articles are concerned with the industrial programmes of the European Community. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 335.00   Web: $ 301.50
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