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Understanding Public Policy : theories and issues / Paul Cairney.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2012.Description: xvii, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 9780230229709 (hardback)
  • 9780230229716 (pbk.)
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 320.6 22 CAI
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: A Multiple Lens Approach to Policy Change -- What is Public Policy and How Do We Identify Continuity and Change? -- Power, Governance and Decision-Making -- Institutions and Policy Change -- Rationality and Incrementalism -- Structural explanations -- Rational Choice theory -- Multi-level Governance -- Punctuated Equilibrium and Venue Shift -- Advocacy Coalition Framework -- The Role of Ideas, Knowledge and Beliefs -- Policy Transfer -- Implementation, Evaluation and Learning -- Conclusion.
Summary: "This book is a new introduction to theories of public policy. The author provides an accessible assessment of a wide range of theories and models from policy cycles, policy transfer, rational choice and socio-economic explanations to multi-level governance, advocacy coalitions and punctuated equilibrium and of their value to policy analysis"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-319) and index.

Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: A Multiple Lens Approach to Policy Change -- What is Public Policy and How Do We Identify Continuity and Change? -- Power, Governance and Decision-Making -- Institutions and Policy Change -- Rationality and Incrementalism -- Structural explanations -- Rational Choice theory -- Multi-level Governance -- Punctuated Equilibrium and Venue Shift -- Advocacy Coalition Framework -- The Role of Ideas, Knowledge and Beliefs -- Policy Transfer -- Implementation, Evaluation and Learning -- Conclusion.

"This book is a new introduction to theories of public policy. The author provides an accessible assessment of a wide range of theories and models from policy cycles, policy transfer, rational choice and socio-economic explanations to multi-level governance, advocacy coalitions and punctuated equilibrium and of their value to policy analysis"--Provided by publisher.

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