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Dictionary of Public Policy

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Dictionary of Public Policy

9781800374782 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Michael Howlett, Burnaby Mountain Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada, M Ramesh, Professor and UNESCO Chair of Social Policy Design in Asia, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Anthony Perl, Professor and Director of Urban Studies and Professor of Political Science and Elisa Helena Xiol Y Ferreira, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Publication Date: March 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 478 2 Extent: c 288 pp
This authoritative Dictionary provides comprehensive definitions of key terms in public policy. Unpacking the increasingly complex and diffusive world of public policy, it offers an exhaustive definitional guide to the terminology utilised by contemporary policy scholars.

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This authoritative Dictionary provides comprehensive definitions of key terms in public policy. Unpacking the increasingly complex and diffusive world of public policy, it offers an exhaustive definitional guide to the terminology utilised by contemporary policy scholars.

Prepared by a team of expert scholars, entries summarise the social, political and economic contexts of fundamental public policy vocabulary and dissect its usage in modern scholarship. Entries are meticulously cross-referenced to guarantee accessibility and illuminate a broad yet detailed understanding of topics. Providing recommendations for further reading, it features 330 carefully defined entries to aid researchers investigating both novel and historical approaches to public policy.

Assembling a broad overview of the discipline, this Dictionary is a useful reference book for students at all levels and early-career researchers. It will also benefit policy practitioners looking for a superior understanding of the crucial vocabulary that governs their field.
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‘The Dictionary of Public Policy captures the length, breadth, and depth of the burgeoning discipline of public policy. It is a requisite tool for researchers and practitioners alike. It is authoritative, exhaustive, concise, and illuminating, as it translates the complexity of public policy into pithy entries with useful links to further reading. The Dictionary offers both a quick reference point for its readers, and the opportunity for deep perusal. Readers will emerge policy enriched from the experience. It is a path-breaking contribution from distinguished researchers whose efforts continue to build, expand, and now define an exciting area of scholarship and practice. It is quite simply an exciting, “must have” resource.’
– Kate Crowley, University of Tasmania, Australia

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