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Expertise, Policy-making and Democracy

Expertise, Policy-making and Democracy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Johan Christensen, Cathrine Holst, Anders Molander
October 24, 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 ...

The Culture of Accountability A Democratic Virtue

The Culture of Accountability: A Democratic Virtue

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Gianfranco Pasquino, Riccardo Pelizzo
September 06, 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 ...

Policy Styles and Trust in the Age of Pandemics Global Threat, National Responses

Policy Styles and Trust in the Age of Pandemics: Global Threat, National Responses

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Coping with Migrants and Refugees Multilevel Governance across the EU

Coping with Migrants and Refugees: Multilevel Governance across the EU

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Municipal Territorial Reforms of the 21st Century in Europe

Municipal Territorial Reforms of the 21st Century in Europe

1st Edition

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. ...

The Politics of Local Innovation Conditions for the Development of Innovations

The Politics of Local Innovation: Conditions for the Development of Innovations

1st Edition

Edited By Hubert Heinelt, Björn Egner, Nikolaos-Komninos Hlepas
December 31, 2021

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 ...

Varieties of Risk Analysis in Public Administrations Problem-Solving and Polity Policies in Europe

Varieties of Risk Analysis in Public Administrations: Problem-Solving and Polity Policies in Europe

1st Edition

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 ...

Localism and the Design of Political Systems

Localism and the Design of Political Systems

1st Edition

By Rick Harmes
December 31, 2020

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 ...

Middle Class and Welfare State Making Sense of an Ambivalent Relationship

Middle Class and Welfare State: Making Sense of an Ambivalent Relationship

1st Edition

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 ...

Public Administration in Central Europe Ideas as Causes of Reforms

Public Administration in Central Europe: Ideas as Causes of Reforms

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Public Enterprise and Local Place New Perspectives on Theory and Practice

Public Enterprise and Local Place: New Perspectives on Theory and Practice

1st Edition

By John Fenwick, Lorraine Johnston
July 08, 2019

This book presents the key interactions in local government and public enterprise, drawing together the challenges for local governance in the practice of public entrepreneurship and its response to collaboration, place and place making. Specifically, this book includes the impact of local ...

Challenges to Political Decision-making Dealing with Information Overload, Ignorance and Contested Knowledge

Challenges to Political Decision-making: Dealing with Information Overload, Ignorance and Contested Knowledge

1st Edition

By Hubert Heinelt
May 23, 2019

This book analyses the ability of individuals to create meaning through communicative interaction and of what seems to constrain and enable actors in taking collectively binding political decisions. The book examines why, in some contexts, individuals consider something as evident and relevant for...

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