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Handbook on Policy, Process and Governing

Edited by H.K. Colebatch, School of Social Science, University of New South Wales, Australia and Robert Hoppe, Emeritus Professor of Policy and Knowledge, Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, Department of Science, Technology and Policy Studies, University of Twente, the Netherlands
This Handbook covers the accounts, by practitioners and observers, of the ways in which policy is formed around problems, how these problems are recognized and understood, and how diverse participants come to be involved in addressing them. H.K. Colebatch and Robert Hoppe draw together a range of original contributions from experts in the field to illuminate the ways in which policies are formed and how they shape the process of governing.
Extent: 528 pp
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78471 486 4
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Public Policy
This Handbook covers the accounts, by practitioners and observers, of the ways in which policy is formed around problems, how these problems are recognized and understood, and how diverse participants come to be involved in addressing them. H.K. Colebatch and Robert Hoppe draw together a range of original contributions from experts in the field to illuminate the ways in which policies are formed and how they shape the process of governing.

The Handbook on Policy, Process and Governing covers not only the activities of government, but also the contributions of other stakeholders, and the ways in which a wide range of participants contribute to the formation of public policy. It explores the tensions involved in the policy process between: innovative choice and stable practice, authoritative decision and negotiated order, and agreed activity and announced goals.

The scholar’s focus on the analysis of activity and the practitioner’s interest in the achievement of outcomes are brought together in this timely book, making it a valuable read for public policy scholars and practitioners alike.
‘Edited by leading scholars with contributions from over thirty renowned experts, this is the leading Handbook on policy, processes and real world governing.’
– Klaus Schubert, University of Muenster, Germany

‘This is a highly valuable and timely book, which re-discovers and re-thinks the relationship between policy processes, policy analysis (expertise and “policy work”) and governing in the context of a search for optimal governance in an ever more globalized world. This Handbook does not simply bring a set of theories “in good standing” in academia, but rather relates them to one another to form an overall framework needed in dealing with the increasing internationalization of governing at a regional (the EU) and a global level.’
– Danica Fink-Hafner, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Contributors: K.P.R. Bartels, V. Bekkers, W. Blomquist, H.K. Colebatch, D. Dery, D.P. Dolowitz, K. Dowding, W.N. Dunn, A.R. Edwards, J.-E. Furubo, J. Grin, R. Hoppe, M. Howlett, P. Hupe, H. Ingram, M. Ingram, P. John, A. Kellow, J. Kohoutek, K. Lancaster, R. Lejano, I. Mukherjee, M. Nekola, E.C. Page, A. Ritter, M. Sedlacko, H. Strassheim, R. Tiffen, N. Turnbull, A. Veselý, J.J. Woo, P. 6











Contents:

1. Introduction: Policy, process and making sense of governing
H.K. Colebatch and Robert Hoppe

Part I: Tracing the signature of policy
2. ‘Whatever governments decide to do or not to do’
Ed Page

3. policy as ordering through documents
Michal Sedlacko

4. policy as (mere) problem-solving
Nick Turnbull

5. policy as practice
Koen Bartels

6. policy as a body of expertise
Holger Strassheim

Part II: Policy as authoritative choice
7 ‘stage’’ theories of the policy process
William Dunn

8. design as a window on the policy process
Hal Colebatch

9. Thirty years of research on policy instruments
Michael Howlett, Ishani Mukherjee and J.J. Woo

10. implementation
Peter Hupe

11. evidence and evaluation
Jan-Eric Furubo

Part III: Policy as structured interaction
12. Linkage and the policy process
Hal Colebatch

13. The Advocacy Coalition Framework
Keith Dowding

14. Multiple streams
Alison Ritter and Kari Lancaster

15. Policy work and its significance for public policy
Jan Kohoutek, Martin Nekola and Arnost Vesele.

Part IV: Policy as sense-making
16. Frames and framings in policy-making
Perri 6

17. Agenda formation and change
Peter John

18. Narrative in the policy process
Raul Lejano, Mrill Ingram and Helen Ingram

19. Policy learning and diffusion
David Dolowitz

20. The news media and the policy process
Rod Tiffen

21. The role of Social Media in the policy process
Victor Bekkers and Arthur Edwards

22. Problematisation
David Dery

Part V: The limits of policy
23. Choice v. incrementalism
Robert Hoppe

24. Stasis and change
John Grin

25. Policy and Socio-economic characteristics
William Blomquist

26. From Policy typologies to policy feedback
Aynsley Kellow

What do we learn from this ?
27. Policy and the theorising of governing
Robert Hoppe and H.K. Colebatch

Index