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Comparative public policy / Anneliese Dodds.

By: Dodds, Anneliese.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: JF51 .D63 2013Publication: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Description: xii, 390 p. : ill.ISBN: 9780230319431 (pbk.); 9780230319424 (hbk.).Subject(s): Comparative government | Policy sciences
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Machine generated contents note: 1. Why Compare Public Policies? -- Is comparative research a separate field of enquiry? -- Comparative public policy in historical perspective -- Defining comparative public policy research -- Comparing public policies in an interconnected world -- 2. Differences between Public Policies: An Introduction -- Public policy resources -- How governments act: policy instruments -- Trends in the use of policy instruments -- The scope of public policies -- Conclusion -- 3. Economic Policy -- The context: theories of economic policy development -- Comparing economic policies across nations -- The scope of economic policy -- Conclusion -- 4. Welfare Policy -- The context: theories of welfare policy development -- Theories of systematic difference across nations -- Comparing welfare policies across nations -- Governments and occupational and voluntary welfare -- The scope of welfare policy -- Conclusion -- 5. Health Policy -- The context: theories of health policy development -- Comparing health care policies across nations -- The scope of health policy -- Conclusion
6. Education Policy -- The context: theories of education policy development -- International pressures -- Comparing education policies across nations -- The scope of education policy -- Conclusion -- 7. Environmental Policy -- The context: theories of environmental policy development -- Theories of systematic difference across nations -- International pressures -- Comparing environmental policies across nations -- The voluntary and private sectors and environmental policy -- The scope of environmental policy -- Conclusion -- 8. Interests and Public Policy -- What are interests? -- Interest-based approaches to explaining public policy -- Problems with interest-based accounts -- Conclusion -- 9. Ideas and Public Policy -- What are ideas? -- Ideas-based approaches to explaining public policy -- Attempts to synthesize different approaches -- When do ideas change? -- Conclusion -- 10.Institutions and Public Policy -- What are institutions? -- Institution-based approaches to explaining public policy -- Conclusion
11. Policy Transfer and Learning -- Why are policies imposed, taught and learned? -- Policy transfer -- Policy learning -- Identifying policy transfer and learning -- Conclusion -- 12. Policy-Making beyond the Nation State -- Defining globalization and Europeanization -- Capital and trade flows -- The increasing transnationalization of business -- The impact of capital and trade flows and the increasing transnationalization of business -- Flows of people and information -- International governing institutions -- Global trends and their impact -- Conclusion -- 13. Comparative Public Policy: A Minority World Pursuit? -- Comparative public policy: excluding the Majority World? -- Majority World analytical approaches -- Conclusion -- 14. Doing Comparative Public Policy -- Choices in comparative research -- Challenges for comparative public policy research -- The practicalities of comparative research -- Conclusion.
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Machine generated contents note: 1. Why Compare Public Policies? -- Is comparative research a separate field of enquiry? -- Comparative public policy in historical perspective -- Defining comparative public policy research -- Comparing public policies in an interconnected world -- 2. Differences between Public Policies: An Introduction -- Public policy resources -- How governments act: policy instruments -- Trends in the use of policy instruments -- The scope of public policies -- Conclusion -- 3. Economic Policy -- The context: theories of economic policy development -- Comparing economic policies across nations -- The scope of economic policy -- Conclusion -- 4. Welfare Policy -- The context: theories of welfare policy development -- Theories of systematic difference across nations -- Comparing welfare policies across nations -- Governments and occupational and voluntary welfare -- The scope of welfare policy -- Conclusion -- 5. Health Policy -- The context: theories of health policy development -- Comparing health care policies across nations -- The scope of health policy -- Conclusion

6. Education Policy -- The context: theories of education policy development -- International pressures -- Comparing education policies across nations -- The scope of education policy -- Conclusion -- 7. Environmental Policy -- The context: theories of environmental policy development -- Theories of systematic difference across nations -- International pressures -- Comparing environmental policies across nations -- The voluntary and private sectors and environmental policy -- The scope of environmental policy -- Conclusion -- 8. Interests and Public Policy -- What are interests? -- Interest-based approaches to explaining public policy -- Problems with interest-based accounts -- Conclusion -- 9. Ideas and Public Policy -- What are ideas? -- Ideas-based approaches to explaining public policy -- Attempts to synthesize different approaches -- When do ideas change? -- Conclusion -- 10.Institutions and Public Policy -- What are institutions? -- Institution-based approaches to explaining public policy -- Conclusion

11. Policy Transfer and Learning -- Why are policies imposed, taught and learned? -- Policy transfer -- Policy learning -- Identifying policy transfer and learning -- Conclusion -- 12. Policy-Making beyond the Nation State -- Defining globalization and Europeanization -- Capital and trade flows -- The increasing transnationalization of business -- The impact of capital and trade flows and the increasing transnationalization of business -- Flows of people and information -- International governing institutions -- Global trends and their impact -- Conclusion -- 13. Comparative Public Policy: A Minority World Pursuit? -- Comparative public policy: excluding the Majority World? -- Majority World analytical approaches -- Conclusion -- 14. Doing Comparative Public Policy -- Choices in comparative research -- Challenges for comparative public policy research -- The practicalities of comparative research -- Conclusion.

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