Policy Sectors in Comparative Policy Analysis Studies contains chapters that focus on healthcare, environment, education, social welfare, immigration and science and technology policy.
Although there are some common aspects found in all policy areas, comparison across those policy areas is also an important dimension of comparative analysis. Indeed, some scholars have argued that the differences across policy sectors are more important than the differences across political systems. This volume contains detailed analyses of policies within six major policy sectors, and illustrates the important differences that exist across policies.
Policy Sectors 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 Four
Why the Classics of Comparative Policy Analysis Studies
Iris Geva-May, Guy B Peters, Joselyn Muhleison
Part 2: Comparative Policy Analysis and Policy Sectors
The Contribution of Comparative Policy Analysis to Policy Design Studies
Part 3: The Classics
1. Translating Monetary Inputs into Health Care Provision: A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Different Modes of Public Policy
Claus Wendt, Jürgen Kohl
2. Comparing health policy: An assessment of typologies of health systems
Viola Burau, Robert H. Blank
3. Six Countries, Six Health Reform Models? Health Care Reform in Chile, Israel, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan and The Netherlands
Kieke G. H. Okma, Tsung-mei Cheng, David Chinitz, Luca Crivelli, Meng-kin Lim, Hans Maarse, Maria Eliana Labra
4. Bottom–Up Policy Convergence: A Sociology of the Reception of Policy Transfer in Public Health Policies in Europe
5. How do Governments Steer Health Policy? A Comparison of Canadian and New Zealand Approaches to Cost Control and Primary Health Care Reform
6. National Values, Institutions and Health Policies: What do they Imply for Medicare Reform?
Theodore R. Marmor, Kieke G. H. Okma, Stephen R. Latham
7. A comparative analysis of paid leave for the health needs of workers and their families around the world
Alison Earle, Jody Heymann
8. Three Worlds of Welfare Chauvinism? How Welfare Regimes Affect Support for Distributing Welfare to Immigrants in Europe
Jeroen Van Der Waal, Willem De Koster, Wim Van Oorschot
9. Public Funding, Private Delivery: States, Markets, and Early Childhood Education and Care in Liberal Welfare States – A Comparison of Australia, the UK, Quebec, and New Zealand
Linda A. White, Martha Friendly
10. Reconciliation policies and the effects of motherhood on employment, earnings and poverty
Joya Misra, Michelle J. Budig, Stephanie Moller
11. Less Bad than its Reputation: Social Spending as a Proxy for Welfare Effort in Cross-national Studies
12. The regulation of working time as work-family reconciliation policy: Comparing Europe, Japan, and the United States
Janet C. Gornick, Alexandra Heron
13. Social Citizenship of Young People in Europe: A Comparative Institutional Analysis
14. Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Quality Assurance in Colombia and Ecuador: How is Political Ideology Reflected in Policy Design and Discourse?
Nadia Rubaii, Mariana Lima Bandeira
15. Federal Dynamics of Changing Governance Arrangements in Education: A Comparative Perspective on Australia, Canada and Germany
16. Importing Private Higher Education: International Branch Campuses
Jason E. Lane
17. Private Higher Education and Public Policy: A Global View
Daniel C. Levy, William Zumeta
18. Policy Analysis and Europeanization: An Analysis of EU Migrant Integration Policymaking
Andrew Geddes, Peter Scholten
19. The Interplay of Knowledge Production and Policymaking: A Comparative Analysis of Research and Policymaking on Migrant Integration in Germany and the Netherlands
Han Entzinger, Peter Scholten
20. Fiscal federalism and the politics of immigration: Centralized and decentralized immigration policies in Canada and the United States
Graeme Boushey, Adam Luedtke
21. Bureaucratic Control and Policy Change: A Comparative Venue Shopping Approach to Skilled Immigration Policies in Australia and Canada
22. Setting the Immigrant Policy Agenda: Expertise and Politics in the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom
Peter Scholten, Arco Timmermans
23. Democracy, Colonial Legacy, and the Openness of Cabinet-Level Websites in Developing Countries
Ivan Katchanovski, Todd La Porte
24. Federalism and the Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology in the United States and European Union
Adam D. Sheingate
25. Direct Legislation in North America and Europe: Promoting or Restricting Biotechnology?
Christine Rothmayr Allison, Frédéric Varone
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.