Handbook of Public Policy Implementation

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Handbook of Public Policy Implementation

9781800885899 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Fritz Sager, Professor of Political Science, KPM Center for Public Management, University of Bern, Céline Mavrot, Assistant Professor in Health Policy, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland and Lael R. Keiser, Professor, Truman School of Government and Public Affairs, University of Missouri, US
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80088 589 9 Extent: c 552 pp
In this comprehensive Handbook, international experts examine theoretical and empirical research to analyse a core element of the public policy process: implementation. Traversing numerous sub-disciplines and traditions including top-down and bottom-up approaches to public policy implementation research, the chapters present a synthesis of the state of scholarship and stimulate future thinking in the field.

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In this comprehensive Handbook, international experts examine theoretical and empirical research to analyse a core element of the public policy process: implementation. Traversing numerous sub-disciplines and traditions including top-down and bottom-up approaches to public policy implementation research, the chapters present a synthesis of the state of scholarship and stimulate future thinking in the field.

The Handbook of Public Policy Implementation covers both mainstream approaches and newly emerging perspectives towards implementation. Placing emphasis on the intersection between politics and implementation, authors outline how policy success depends on practical application as much as it depends on design. Chapters link the policy process to the different branches of government, investigating various forms of policy implementation across international political systems. They dissect the organizational and individual levels of implementation, using examples from various countries as well as multilevel regimes such as the European Union.

Providing an informed overview of the breadth of research on policy implementation, this Handbook is a key resource for academics, researchers, and students of public policy, public administration and management, political science and sociology, and regulation and governance. It is also a crucial resource for policy practitioners and implementing agents.
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‘''This Handbook offers insights into one of the most productive and innovative research areas in the wider field of public policy: implementation research. The chapters explore foundational topics and concepts and recent innovations in this field. Leading authors guide readers from key theories of implementation research to its role within policy process research; the reader finds cross-nationally comparative chapters and those that deep-dive into the organizational and individual levels of analysis. The editors have curated an excellent Handbook, which will prove to be useful for seasoned scholars, early-career researchers and practitioners alike.''
– Kai Wegrich, Hertie School, Germany

‘Since its inception in the 1970s, the field of implementation research has opened investigation into the myriad processes and practices that take place under the rubric of policy once the legislative ink has dried. This Handbook offers a review of approaches and issues to the study of implementation that should be of considerable interest to students, researchers, and practitioners.’
– Evelyn Z. Brodkin, University of Chicago, US
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