Handbook of Public Policy

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Edited by: B. Guy Peters & Jon Pierre

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    Introduction

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.


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