In recent years governance has become an increasingly significant source of debate within political theory. This series provides detailed analysis of the exercise of power in institutional contexts and within the public sector. Subjects covered include:
* legitimacy and ethics
* political management and public affairs
* management of public resources
The Politics of Local Innovation Conditions for the Development of Innovations
Localism and the Design of Political Systems
The Structure of Policy Evolution Painting an Integrated Picture of Change in Policy and Institutional Systems
Expertise, Policy-making and Democracy
The Global Politics of Census Taking Quantifying Populations, Institutional Autonomy, Innovation
Varieties of Risk Analysis in Public Administrations Problem-Solving and Polity Policies in Europe
By Hubert Heinelt, Björn Egner, Nikolaos-Komninos Hlepas
September 25, 2023
Some cities manage to mobilize innovation potentials and respond to challenges, such as demographic change and immigration as well as economic restructuring, while others do not. This book solves this problem by answering the following question: what are the conditions for the development of local ...
By Rick Harmes
May 31, 2023
This book examines localism as a political idea and policy approach and explains what localism is about, why it is growing in importance and how it relates to other themes in politics. Illustrated with case studies from the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and the Indian sub-continent, the book ...
By Oldrich Bubak
February 17, 2023
This book advances novel tools for the study, analysis, and development of public policy, essential in a world of growing diversity, complexity, and accelerating change. Inspired by research in technology innovation, the book brings its forward applications into the studies of policy and ...
By Johan Christensen, Cathrine Holst, Anders Molander
November 15, 2022
This book offers a concise and accessible introduction to debates about expertise, policy-making and democracy. It uniquely combines an overview of recent research on the policy role of experts with discussions in political philosophy and the philosophy of expertise. Starting with the fact that ...
By Gianfranco Pasquino, Riccardo Pelizzo
September 14, 2022
This important book explores the cultural conditions that favour political accountability. It examines the channels through which accountability can be secured and the role that accountability plays in ensuring good governance. In addition to problematizing the notion of accountability, the book ...
By Walter Bartl, Christian Suter, Alberto Veira-Ramos
June 15, 2022
This book examines in detail the state of the art on census taking to spark a more vivid debate on what some may see as a rather technical - and hence uncontroversial - field of inquiry. Against the backdrop of controversy between instrumental and performative theoretical stances towards census ...
By Nikolaos Zahariadis, Evangelia Petridou, Theofanis Exadaktylos, Jörgen Sparf
April 08, 2022
This book explores the reasons behind the variation in national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, it furthers the policy studies scholarship through an examination of the effects of policy styles on national responses to the pandemic. Despite governments being faced with the same ...
By Tiziana Caponio, Irene Ponzo
March 09, 2022
This book provides a comparative overview of asylum seekers’ reception throughout Europe by adopting a theoretical framework based on an analytical approach to the notion of multilevel governance (MLG). It challenges the tendency of the MLG literature to overlook political controversies ...
By Paweł Swianiewicz, Adam Gendźwiłł, Kurt Houlberg, Jan Erling Klausen
January 31, 2022
This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of territorial change on the municipal level across all European countries. Taking a thematic and comparative perspective, the book builds on extensive quantitative data and a large survey of academic experts in 33 European countries. ...
By Regine Paul
May 12, 2021
This book sets out a novel conceptual and analytical framework to explain why risk analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and similar analytical tools have gained sizeable currency in public administrations, in comparative perspective. Situated in critical interpretive policy analysis methodology, the ...
By Marlon Barbehön, Marilena Geugjes, Michael Haus
April 07, 2020
This book examines the relationship between the middle class and the welfare state. Taking an interpretive approach which understands the middle class as a socially constructed category, it combines discourse analysis, welfare state theory, and interpretive policy analysis in an innovative way to ...
By Stanisław Mazur
April 07, 2020
This book examines the extent to which recent transformations of administrative systems and public management mechanisms in Central European (CE) countries serve the purpose of providing effective and efficient public institutions, high quality of public services, respect for the rule of law, and ...