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Routledge Studies in Policy and Power

About the Series

Policy and Power presents state-of-the-art analyses of the relationship between policy, politics and power. Transcending disciplinary boundaries, the series recognises that policy formation is fundamentally a product of contestation between different social forces, interests, ideas and ideologies. Moreover, the implementation of policy is conditioned by these same elements, yielding actual policy outcomes and patterns of behavioral change that often deviate from both intentions and theoretical assumptions. The rise of market-oriented policy agendas over the last four decades and the ostensible challenge presented by different forms of contemporary populism and novel state-led agendas demand explanations grounded in the politics of who wants what, how, and when, and how this translates into reconfigurations of state, society and beyond.

The series Policy and Power encourages critically-oriented submissions focused on the latest developments in policymaking, implementation and outcomes from around the world. Politically-oriented studies of policy at all scales (local, national, regional and multilateral) from the fields of politics, public policy, public administration, international political economy and sociology are welcome. The series considers sole-authored, jointly-authored and edited volumes, and both full length (70-110,000 words) and shorter volumes (30-50,000 words) (Routledge Focus). All proposals are subjected to peer review.


If you have an idea for a new book in Routledge Studies in Policy and Power, please send a written proposal to the Series Editors:

Toby Carroll, City University of Hong Kong [email protected]

Kelly Gerard, University of Western Australia [email protected]

Darryl S.L. Jarvis, College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha [email protected]

2 Series Titles

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Contested Development in China's Transition to an Innovation-driven Economy

Contested Development in China's Transition to an Innovation-driven Economy

1st Edition

By Yvette To
May 20, 2022

This book investigates how technology and innovation policies in contemporary China are impacted by collaboration and conflicts between different classes and interests in a world economy, in which competitiveness is defined by the successful leverage of emerging technologies. Focusing on the ...

Ethical Governance of Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector

Ethical Governance of Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector

1st Edition

By Liza Ireni-Saban, Maya Sherman
August 10, 2021

This book argues that ethical evaluation of AI should be an integral part of public service ethics and that an effective normative framework is needed to provide ethical principles and evaluation for decision-making in the public sphere, at both local and international levels. It introduces how ...

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