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Institutions and Governance in Comparative Policy Analysis Studies

Volume Two, 1st Edition

Edited by Iris Geva-May, B. Guy Peters, Joselyn Muhleisen


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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.

Table of Contents


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

Giliberto Capano

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

Evert Lindquist

8. Policy Harmonization: Limits and Alternatives

Giandomenico Majone

9. Exploring the Concept of Governability

Jan Kooiman

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

Greta Nasi

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

Iluminada Fuertes

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

Peter Carroll

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

Tero Erkkilä

26. Informing institutional design: Strategies for comparative cumulation

Aidan Vining, David Weimer

About the Editors

Iris Geva-May is the Founding Editor and copyrights owner of the JCPA. She is also Visiting Professor, The Wagner School, New York, Honorary Research Professor, Carleton University, Canada, and Professor Emerita, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada.

B. Guy Peters is Co-editor of the JCPA and Maurice Falk Professor of American Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Joselyn Muhleisen is the JCPA Awards Coordinator and is a Doctoral Lecturer at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, the City University of New York.

About the Series

Classics of Comparative Policy Analysis

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.

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