The Principles of Policy Thought
A Philosophical Approach to Public Policy
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Policy Thought integrates the “why” of political philosophy and the “how” of public policy formulation.
Lee outlines five key principles for the development of Policy Thought:
• The Principle of Policy Statism;
• The Principle of Policy Goodness
• The Principle of Policy Balance
• The Principle of Policy Practicality
• The Principle of Human-Centric and Nature-Centric Policy
Each principle is derived from a combination of Confucian and other East Asian philosophies, as well as contemporary Western political philosophy. In combination they offer an innovative approach to formulating, configuring and assessing public policy, with ethics and efficacy.
An essential guide to incorporating big picture philosophical questions into pragmatic policy for students, practitioners and scholars of public policy and administration.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: What Is Policy Thought? 2. The Principle of Policy Statism 3. The Principle of Policy Goodness 4. The Principle of Policy Balance 5. The Principle of Policy Practicality 6. The Principle of Policy Humans: Interpenetrated Policy Humans with Non-humans 7. Concluding Remarks
Hae Young Lee is Professor of Public Policy at Yeungnam University, South Korea. He is a former President of the Korean Association for Public Administration and a former Chairman of the Korean Government Evaluation Commission. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Policy Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.