Handbook of Public Policy
The public policies of governments affect the lives and livelihoods of citizens every day in every country around the world. This Handbook provides a comprehensive review and guide to the study, theory and practice of public policy today. Section One, Making Policy, introduces the policy making process - the means by which public policies are formulated, adopted and implemented - and serves to review the many competing conceptualizations within the field Section Two, Substantive Policy Areas, focuses on a number of substantive policy areas to consider both diversity and commonalties across different sectoral policy areas. Section Three, Evaluating Public Policy, addresses issues of policy analysis more directly and assesses successes and failures in public policy in an attempt to answer the question 'what is good ...
- Front Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Section 1: Making Policy
- Chapter 2: The Three Action Levels of Governance: Re-Framing the Policy Process beyond the Stages Model
- Chapter 3: The Policy Sciences: Past, Present, and Future
- Chapter 4: Behavioral Rationality and the Policy Processes: Toward a New Model of Organizational Information Processing
- Chapter 5: Policy Design: Ubiquitous, Necessary and Difficult
- Chapter 6: Networks and Bargaining in Policy Analysis
- Chapter 7: Concepts and Theories of Horizontal Policy Management
- Chapter 8: Budgeting
- Chapter 9: Implementation
- Section 2: Substantive Policy Areas
- Chapter 10: Constitution and Rights
- Chapter 11: Social Policy: Pensions
- Chapter 12: Social Policy: Is There a Crisis of the Welfare State?
- Chapter 13: Health Policy
- Chapter 14: Education Policy
- Chapter 15: Environmental Policy
- Chapter 16: Cultural Policy
- Chapter 17: Tax Policy
- Chapter 18: Industrial Policy in Developed Nations
- Chapter 19: Agriculture and Food
- Chapter 20: Transportation and Infrastructure
- Chapter 21: Foreign Policy
- Chapter 22: Criminal Justice Policy
- Chapter 23: Privatisation by Divestment
- Section 3: Evaluating Policy
- Chapter 24: Evaluation Research
- Chapter 25: Efficiency and Cost-Benefit Analysis
- Chapter 26: Ethics and Public Policy
- Chapter 27: Performance and Performance Management
- Chapter 28: Argumentative Policy Analysis
- Chapter 29: Disciplinary Perspectives
Introduction © B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre 2006
Chapter 1 © Peter L. Hupe and Michael J. Hill 2006
Chapter 2 © Peter DeLeon and Christine R. Martell 2006
Chapter 3 © Bryan D. Jones, Graeme Boushey and
Samuel Workman 2006
Chapter 4 © Davis B. Bobrow 2006
Chapter 5 © Peter Bogason 2006
Chapter 6 © B. Guy Peters 2006
Chapter 7 © Irene S. Rubin 2006
Chapter 8 © Soren C. Winter 2006
Chapter 9 © John Uhr 2006
Chapter 10 © Helen Fawcett 2006
Chapter 11 © Harold L. Wilensky 2006
Chapter 12 © Michael Moran 2006
Chapter 13 © Susan Marton 2006
Chapter 14 © Christoph Knill 2006
Chapter 15 © Kevin V. Mulcahy 2006
Chapter 16 © B. Guy Peters 2006
Chapter 17 © Richard D. Bingham 2006
Chapter 18 © Wyn Grant 2006
Chapter 19 © Kenneth Button 2006
Chapter 20 © Walter Carlsnaes 2006
Chapter 21 © Tim Newburn 2006
Chapter 22 © Ian Thynne 2006
Chapter 23 © Evert Vedung 2006
Chapter 24 © Aiden R. Vining and David L. Weimer 2006
Chapter 25 © Gary Bryner 2006
Chapter 26 © Geert Bouckaert and John Halligan 2006
Chapter 27 © Herbert Gottweis 2006
Chapter 28 © Jon Pierre 2006
First published 2006
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The public policies of governments affect the lives and livelihoods of citizens every day in every country around the world. This Handbook provides a comprehensive review and guide to the study, theory, and practice of public policy today.
- Section One, Making Policy, introduces the policy making process — the means by which public policies are formulated, adopted, and implemented — and serves to review the many competing conceptualizations within the field.
- Section Two, Substantive Policy Areas, focuses on a number of substantive policy areas to consider both diversity and commonalties across different sectoral policy areas.
- Section Three, Evaluating Public Policy, addresses issues of policy analysis more directly and assesses successes and failures in public policy in an attempt to answer the question ‘what is good policy?
The concluding chapter considers the different disciplinary contributions to the research and study of public policy both retrospectively and prospectively.
Drawing contributions from leading academics and policy analysts from around the world, this Handbook illustrates the changing role of governments vis-à-vis the public and private sector, and the different policy actors (national and international, governmental and non-governmental) involved in the policy making process. It will be an essential companion for all advanced undergraduates, graduates, academics, and practitioners across public policy and public administration, public management, government, and political science.
List of Contributors[Page ix]
Richard D. Bingham is a Professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, USA.
Davis B. Bobrow is Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Peter Bogason is Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Social Sciences, Roskilde University, Denmark.
Geert Bouckaert is Professor and Director of the Public Management Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Graeme Boushey is a Graduate Research Fellow in the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington, USA.
Gary Bryner is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Brigham Young University, USA
Kenneth Button is Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, USA
Walter Carlsnaes is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Peter DeLeon is Professor at the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver, USA.
Helen Fawcett is Lecturer at the Department of Government, University of Strathclyde, UK.
Herbert Gottweis is Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria.
Wyn Grant is Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK
John Halligan is Professor at the School of Management and Policy, University of Canberra, Australia.
[Page x]Michael Hill is Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Peter L. Hupe is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Bryan D. Jones is Donald R. Matthews Distinguished Professor of American Politics, and Director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington, USA.
Christoph Knill is Professor in the Department of Political Science and Administration, University of Konstanz, Germany.
Christine R. Martell is Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver, USA.
Susan Marton is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Karlstad University, Sweden.
Michael Moran is Professor of Government in the Department of Government and International Politics, University of Manchester, UK.
Kevin V. Mulcahy is Sheldon Beychok Distinguished Professor at the Department of Political Science, Louisiana State University, USA
Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy and Director, Mannheim Centre for Criminology, London School of Economics, UK.
B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Jon Pierre is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Irene S. Rubin is Professor Emeritus of Political Science in the Division of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, USA.
Ian Thynne is in the Governance Program, Faculty of Law, Business and Arts, Charles Darwin University, Australia.
John Uhr is Senior Fellow in the Political Science Program, Research School of Social Sciences, at the Australian National University, Canberra.
David L. Weimer is Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
[Page xi]Harold L. Wilensky is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Department of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley, USA.
Søren C. Winter is Research Professor, Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Samuel Workman is a Graduate Research Fellow in the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington, USA.
Evert Verdung is Professor of Political Science at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) and Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Aiden R. Vining is the CNABS Professor of Government and Business Relations, Faculty of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.