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The SAGE Handbook of Political Science presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the discipline. Comprising three volumes of contributions from expert authors from around the world, the handbook aims to frame, assess and synthesize research in the field, helping to define and identify its current and future developments. It does so from a truly global and cross-area perspective. Chapters cover a broad range of aspects, from providing a general introduction to exploring important subfields within the discipline. Each chapter is designed to provide a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the topic by incorporating cross-cutting global, interdisciplinary, and, where this applies, gender perspectives. The Handbook is arranged over seven core thematic sections: Part 1: Political Theory; Part 2: Methods; Part 3: Political Sociology; Part ...

Policy Making: Models
Policy making: models
Rajesh Chakrabarti Kaushiki Sanyal
Introduction

Policy making in any country is the result of a complex interplay between various stakeholder groups in the polity. The general direction and evolution of the policy process are also broader than the mechanics of individual legislations and the campaigns leading up to them. The grammar of the interaction is set by institutions, the relative power of the various groups and, not to an insignificant degree, the political traditions of the society.

Are there models of policy making that are universally applicable? Most existing theories of the policy making process have been developed based on evidence from Western democracies, primarily the United States (for detailed bibliography on policy ...

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