Varieties of Risk Analysis in Public Administrations Problem-Solving and Polity Policies in Europe
Localism and the Design of Political Systems
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...