1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration

Edited By Thomas R. Klassen, Denita Cepiku, T. J. Lah Copyright 2017
    428 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    450 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration is a comprehensive leading-edge guide for students, scholars and practitioners of public policy and administration. Public policy and administration are key aspects of modern societies that affect the daily lives of all citizens. This handbook examines current trends and reforms in public policy and administration, such as financial regulation, risk management, public health, e-government and many others at the local, national and international levels. The two themes of the book are that public policy and administration have acquired an important global aspect, and that a critical role for government is the regulation of capital.

    The handbook is organized into three thematic sections – Contemporary Challenges, Policy and Administration Responses and Forging a Resilient Public Administration – to allow readers to quickly access knowledge and improve their understanding of topics. The opening chapter, introductions to sections and extensive glossary aid readers to most effectively learn from the book. Each chapter provides a balanced overview of current knowledge, identifying issues and discussing relevant debates. The book is written by authors from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australia.

    1. Public Policy and Administration in an Era of Globalization (Thomas R. Klassen, Denita Cepiku and T.J. Lah)

    Part I: Contemporary Challenges of Public Policy and Administration: A Global Perspective
    2. Public Policy and Adminstration in an Era of Regulatory Capitalism (Graeme Hodge)
    3. Public Policy and Administration in an Era of Privatization (Carina Schmitt)
    4. Public Policy and Administration in an Era of Austerity: Rethinking Local Public Services (Stephen J. Bailey)
    5 . Public Policy and Adminstration in an Era of Expansion: China, South Korea and Hong Kong (T.J. Lah, Yijia Jing and Peter T.Y. Cheung)
    6. Revolution, Terrorism and Governance in the Middle East (Alexander Dawoody)
    7. Participate or be Punished: Administrative Responses to Protest (Christoper Tapscott)
    8. Public Corruption: Causes, Consequences, and Cures (Cheol Liu)
    9. Trust in Public Organizations (Yoon Jik Cho)
    10. Global Aging: Understanding its Challenges (Masa Higo)
    11. Public Policy and Administration: Tradition, History and Reforms (Edoarado Ongaro)
    12. Decentred Policymaking and Regulatory Finance (Ian Roberge and Heather Mckeen-Edwards)

    Part II: Cross Sector and Cross Level Policy and Adminstration Responses
    13. Collaborative Governance (Denita Cepiku)
    14. Citizen Co-production of Public Services: Meanings, Processes, Antecedents and Consequences (John Alford)
    15. Democracy and Citizens’ Engagement (Reto Steiner and Claire Kaiser)
    16. The Public Policy Context for Risk Governance and Social Innovation (Sarah-Sophie Flemig and Stephen Osborne)
    17. Governance Change across Policy Sectors and Nations (Jenny M. Lewis)
    18. Devolution and Federalism (Owen E. Hughes)
    19. Emergency and Crisis Management: The Soma Mine Accident Case, Turkery (Fatih Demiroz and Naim Kapucu)
    20. Regulatory Reform and the Better Regulation Agenda: Traveling from Center to Periphery (Alketa Peci)
    21. Global Health  (Eduardo Missoni)
    22. Global Cultural Heritage Policies and their Management: The Case of Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Marianna Elmi and Alessandro Hinna)

    Part III: Forging a Resilient Public Adminstration
    23. Resilience in Public Administration: Moving from Risk Avoidance to Assuring Public Policy Outcomes  (Tony Bovaird and Barry Quirk)
    24. The Changing Roles of Politicians and Public Servants (Robert Shepherd, Christopher Stoney and Lori Turnbull)
    25. Strategic Management and Public Governance in the Public Sector (Paul Joyce)
    26. Performance Management in Public Administration (Denita Cepiku)
    27. Public Policies Promoting Performance Management: Australia and the United States (Joshua L. Osowski and Sanjay K. Pandey)
    28. The Role of Policy Capacity in Policy Success and Failure (M. Ramesh and Michael Howlett)
    29. The Program Evaluation Function: Uncertain Governance and Effects (Robert Shepherd)
    30. Motivation in the Public Sector (Adrian Ritz, Oliver Neumann and Wouter Vandenabeele)
    31. Public Budgeting from a Managerial Perspective (Riccardo Mussari)
    32. The Road Ahead for Public Procurement in Europe: Is there Life after the Directives? (Giulia Di Pierro and Gustavo Piga)
    33. Korean E-government in a Social Media Environment: Prospects and Challenges (M. Jae Moon)


    Thomas R. Klassen is Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, and in the Department of Political Science, at York University, Toronto, Canada. He has written widely on public policy topics.

    Denita Cepiku is Professor of Public Management in the Department of Management and Law at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy. She is a board member of the International Research Society for Public Management and Chair of the Public and Non-Profit special interest group of the European Academy of Management. Her research interests are in the areas of network management and strategic performance management in the public sector.

    T. J. Lah is Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Yonsei University, South Korea. His major research interests lie in public management, sustainability and environmental policy.

    The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration, edited by Thomas Klassen, TJ Lah and Denita Cepiku, is international in scope, with contributions by experts from across the globe, and comprehensive and up-to-date in its coverage of the field. It is particularly remarkable for its coherence. The volume is organized around the topic of governance and reflects a common understanding of the role of government in capitalist societies, keeping the economy running smoothly and sustainably and regulating it to promote the general welfare.’ — Fred Thompson, Professor, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University, U.S.A.

    This handbook provides a very useful guide to both perennial dilemmas in public policy and public administration such as corruption and procurement as well as cutting-edge issues such as e-government and terrorism. It is particularly notable for its clear writing and its emphasis on perspectives from outside North America. Scholars and students from all regions can learn much from its excellent team of authors.’ —Kent Weaver, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University, U.S.A.