Institutions and Governance in Comparative Policy Analysis Studies contains chapters that address questions about different modes of governance and comparative studies of institutions.
These questions have become more central to comparative policy analysis as comparative scholars have given more attention to globalization, organizational cultural differences, policy learning and transfer, and diffusion. The chapters included in this volume tackle the changing nature and organization of actors and institutions involved in supplying governance. These chapters demonstrate the ways in which the organizations and institutions in the public sector, along with interactions with the private sector, shape policies. They also point out the ways in which policy choices can shape the institutions associated with them.
Institutions and Governance in Comparative Policy Analysis Studies will be of great interest to scholars of public policy and social science more generally. The chapters were originally published as articles in the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis and the volume is part of a four-volume series, the Classics of Comparative Policy Analysis, including Theories and Methods, Institutions and Governance, Regional Comparisons, and Policy Sectors.
Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.
Part 1: Introduction to the Book Series and Volume Two
An Introduction: Why the Classics of Comparative Policy Analysis Studies?
Iris Geva-May, Guy B Peters, Joselyn Muhleison
Part 2: Comparative Policy Analysis, Institutions and Governance
The Rise of the Governance Mantra and Comparative Policy Analysis
Part 3: The Classics
1. Bringing Governments Back in: Governance and Governing in Comparative Policy Analysis
Giliberto Capano, Michael Howlett, M Ramesh
2. Comparative Analyses of Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships
Anthony E. Boardman, Carsten Greve, Graeme A. Hodge
3. Public–private partnerships in the US and Canada: "There are no free lunches"
Aidan R. Vining, Anthony E. Boardman, Finn Poschmann
4. Comparing Public–Private Partnerships and Traditional Public Procurement: Efficiency vs. Flexibility
Thomas W. Ross, Jing Yan
5. The Determinants of Privatization: a Comparative Analysis of Developing Countries
Michael Breen, David Doyle
6. Comparative Implementation Research: Directions and Dualities
Peter Hupe and Harald Saetren
7. Organizing for policy implementation: The emergence and role of implementation units in policy design and oversight
8. Policy Harmonization: Limits and Alternatives
9. Exploring the Concept of Governability
10. Can Corruption Be Measured? Comparing Global Versus Local Perceptions of Corruption in East and Southeast Asia
Min-Wei Lin, Chilik Yu
11. Public Personnel Policies: Impact on Government Performance
12. Government Effectiveness in Comparative Perspective
Soo-Young Lee, Andrew B. Whitford
13. Federalism, political structure, and public policy in the United States and Canada
Beryl A. Radin, Joan Price Boase
14. Towards Harmonization or Standardization in Governmental Accounting? The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board Experience
15. Trust and Distrust as Distinct Concepts: Why Studying Distrust in Institutions is Important
Steven Van De Walle, Frédérique Six
16. Sustainable Development and Transnational Communication: Assessing the International Influence on Subnational Policies
Sander Happaerts, Karoline Van Den Brande
17. Accountable Climate Governance: Dilemmas of Performance Management across Complex Governance Networks
Asim Zia, Christopher Koliba
18. Beyond Welfare Effort in the Measuring of Welfare States
Jon Olaskoaga, Ricardo Alaez-Aller, Pablo Diaz-De-Basurto-Uraga
19. Beyond Compliance: The Europeanization of Member States through Negative Integration and Legal Uncertainty
Susanne K. Schmidt
20. Governance in the European Union: A Policy Analysis of the Attempts to Raise Legitimacy through Civil Society Participation
Eva G. Heidbreder
21. Policy Transfer and Accession: A Comparison of Three International Governmental Organisations
22. Agency fever? Analysis of an international policy fashion
Christopher Pollit, Karen Bathgate, Janice Caulfield, Amanda Smullen, Colin Talbot
23. Networks for Regulation: Privacy Commissioners in a Changing World
Charles D. Raab
24. Four Styles of Regulation and their Implications for Comparative Policy Analysis
Christian Adam, Steffen Hurka, Christoph Knill
25. Global Governance Indices as Policy Instruments: Actionability, Transparency and Comparative Policy Analysis
26. Informing institutional design: Strategies for comparative cumulation
Aidan Vining, David Weimer
The Classics of Policy Analysis is a collection of the most representative articles in the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA) on its 20th anniversary. The JCPA has "pioneered the domain of comparative policy analysis" studies since 1998 and is still the only journal explicitly devoted to promoting comparative policy studies. The articles published in the JCPA have become classics of the field of comparative policy analytic studies, and have established it as a distinctive field of study since (Thomson Reuters 2008; Radin 2013: Geva-May, Hoffman and Muhleisen 2018). The papers published over the last two decades in JCPA are explicitly comparative and could be viewed as cornerstones of comparative public policy analysis theory, methodology, policy inter-disciplinarity, and inter-regional scholarship. Contributors include founders of the field of policy analysis, comparative politics and comparative public administration and management from which comparative policy analysis has derived: Peter deLeon, Duncan McRae, Laurence E. Lynn, B. Guy Peters, Beryl Radin, David Weimer, Frans Van Nispen, Yukio Adachi, as well as second and third generation policy analysis scholars who have set high scholarship bars in advancing the field.