This Handbook provides a comprehensive global survey of the policy process. Written by an outstanding line up of distinguished scholars and practitioners, the Handbook covers all aspects of the policy process including:
- Theory – from rational choice to the new institutionalism
- Frameworks – network theory, advocacy coalition and development models
- Key stages in the process – Formulation, implementation and evaluation
- Agenda setting and decision making
- The roles of key actors and institutions
This is an invaluable resource for all scholars, graduate students and practitioners in public policy and policy analysis.
PART I: Introduction to the study of the public policy process: history and method 1. Public policy debate and the rise of policy analysis, Michael Mintrom and Claire Williams 2. The policy-making process, Michael Howlett and Sarah Giest 3. Comparative approaches to the study of public policy-making, Sophie Schmitt 4. International dimensions and dynamics of policy-making, Anthony Perl PART II: Conceptualizing public policy-making 5. State theory and the rise of the regulatory state, Darryl S.L. Jarvis 6. The public choice perspective, Andy Whitford 7. Institutional analysis and political economy, Michael D. McGinnis and Paul Dragos Aligica 8. Postpositivism and the policy process, Raul Perez Lejano PART III: Modelling the policy process: frameworks for analysis 9 The institutional analysis and development framework, Ruth Schuyler House and Eduardo Araral Jr. 10. The advocacy coalition framework: coalitions, learning and policy change, Christopher M. Weible and Daniel Nohrstedt 11. The punctuated equilibrium theory of agenda-setting and policy change, Graeme Boushey 12. Policy network models, Chen-Yu Wu and David Knoke PART IV: Understanding the agenda-setting process 13. Policy agenda-setting studies: attention, politics and the public, Christoffer Green-Pedersen and Peter B. Mortensen 14. Focusing events and policy windows, Thomas A. Birkland and Sarah E. DeYoung 15. Agenda-setting and political discourse: major analytical frameworks and their application, David A. Rochefort and Kevin P. Donnelly 16. Mass media and policy-making, Stuart Soroka, Stephen Farnsworth, Andrea Lawlor and Lori Young PART V: Understanding the formulation process 17. Policy design and transfer, Anne Schneider 18. Epistemic communities, Claire A. Dunlop 19 Policy appraisal, John Turnpenny, Camilla Adelle and Andrew Jordan 20. Policy analytical styles, Igor S. Mayer, C. Els van Daalen and Pieter W.G. Bots PART VI: Understanding the decision-making process 21. Bounded rationality and public policy decision-making, Bryan D. Jones and H.F. Thomas III 22. Incrementalism, Michael Hayes 23. Models for research into decision-making processes: on phases, streams, rounds and tracks of decision-making, Geert R. Teisman and Arwin van Buuren 24. The garbage can model and the study of the policy-making process, Gary Mucciaroni PART VII: Understanding the implementation process 25. Bureaucracy and the policy process, Ora-orn Poocharoen 26. Disagreement and alternative dispute resolution in the policy process, Boyd Fuller 27. Governance, networks and intergovernmental systems, Robert Agranoff, Michael McGuire and Chris Silvia 28. Development management and policy implementation: relevance beyond the global South, Derick W. Brinkerhoff and Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff PART VIII: Understanding the evaluation process 29. Six models of evaluation, Evert Vedung 30. Policy feedback and learning, Patrik Marier 31. Randomized control trials: what are they, why are they promoted as the gold standard for casual identification and what can they (not) tell us?, David Fuente and Dale Whittington 32. Policy evaluation and public participation, Carolyn M. Hendriks PART IX: Policy dynamics: patterns of stability and change 33. Policy dynamics and change: the never-ending puzzle, Giliberto Capano 34. Policy trajectories and legacies: path dependency revisited, Adrian Kay 35. Process sequencing, Carsten Daugbjerg 36. Learning from success and failure?, Allan McConnell