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Policy Sectors in Comparative Policy Analysis Studies

Volume Four, 1st Edition

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


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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.

Table of Contents


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

Michael Howlett

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

Carole Clavier

5. How do Governments Steer Health Policy? A Comparison of Canadian and New Zealand Approaches to Cost Control and Primary Health Care Reform

Tim Tenbensel

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

Carsten Jensen

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

Tom Chevalier


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

Giliberto Capano

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

Anna Boucher

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

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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