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Public Administration in Central Europe: Ideas as Causes of Reforms

Public Administration in Central Europe: Ideas as Causes of Reforms

1st Edition

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...

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

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

1st Edition

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 Enterprise and Local Place: New Perspectives on Theory and Practice

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

1st Edition

John Fenwick, Lorraine Johnston
July 09, 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

Hubert Heinelt
May 24, 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...

International Health Worker Migration and Recruitment: Global Governance, Politics and Policy

International Health Worker Migration and Recruitment: Global Governance, Politics and Policy

1st Edition

Nicola Yeates, Jane Pillinger
May 13, 2019

This book is the first comprehensive study of international health worker-migration and -recruitment from the perspective of global governance, policy and politics. Covering 70 years of history of the development of this global policy field, this book presents new and previously unpublished data,...

Semiotic Analysis and Public Policy: Connecting Theory and Practice

Semiotic Analysis and Public Policy: Connecting Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Christopher L. Atkinson
March 18, 2019

Semiotic Analysis and Public Policy evaluates several key areas of public policy that are dependent on narrative, naming, sign, and branding to create meaning. Semiotic analysis, drawing on the work of Saussure, Peirce, and others, allows for creation of a case-oriented model of brand versus...

Inclusive Growth, Development and Welfare Policy: A Critical Assessment

Inclusive Growth, Development and Welfare Policy: A Critical Assessment

1st Edition

Reza Hasmath
September 10, 2018

The recent global financial crisis has increased the scope of poverty and inequality. The gap between the richest and poorest nations has become wider. National income inequality has also been on the rise. The prospect of a shift in designing and implementing development and welfare policies is...

Marriage and Values in Public Policy: Conflicts in the UK, the US and Australia

Marriage and Values in Public Policy: Conflicts in the UK, the US and Australia

1st Edition

Elizabeth van Acker
August 14, 2018

Marriage is a site of political conflict. It is a controversial issue in the UK, Australia and the US where there is a clash of values between neoliberal governments and diverse groups either strongly opposing or supporting marriage. In the meantime, fewer couples are marrying, while other family...

Local Governance in England and France

Local Governance in England and France

1st Edition

Alistair Cole, Peter John
August 14, 2018

Local Governance in England and France addresses issues at the cutting edge of comparative politics and public policy. The book is based on extensive research and interviews, over 300 in total, with local decision makers in two pairs of cities in England and France: Lille and Leeds; Rennes and...

Hybrid Public Policy Innovations: Contemporary Policy Beyond Ideology

Hybrid Public Policy Innovations: Contemporary Policy Beyond Ideology

1st Edition

Mark Fabian, Robert Breunig
March 22, 2018

Political discourse in much of the world remains mired in simplistic ideological dichotomies of market fundamentalism for efficiency versus substantial socialism for equity. Contemporary public policy design is far more sophisticated. It blends market, government and community tools to...

Interpreting Governance, High Politics, and Public Policy: Essays commemorating Interpreting British Governance

Interpreting Governance, High Politics, and Public Policy: Essays commemorating Interpreting British Governance

1st Edition

Nick Turnbull
March 07, 2018

Interpreting Governance, High Politics, and Public Policy offers the latest perspectives on the interpretive approach to governance and public policy research. This book commemorates more than a decade of governance research by Mark Bevir and R.A.W. Rhodes, the leading exponents of...

Rethinking Governance: Ruling, rationalities and resistance

Rethinking Governance: Ruling, rationalities and resistance

1st Edition

Mark Bevir, R. A. W. Rhodes
February 05, 2018

This volume explores new directions of governance and public policy arising both from interpretive political science and those who engage with interpretive ideas. It conceives governance as the various policies and outcomes emerging from the increasing salience of neoclassical and institutional...

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