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  • Governing through Regulation

    Public Policy, Regulation and the Law

    By Windholz Eric

    Over the past forty years, numerous theoretical advances have been made. From Ayres’ and Braithwaite’s ground breaking work on ‘responsive regulation’, we have seen models of ‘smart regulation’, ‘regulatory governance’ and ‘regulatory capitalism’ emerge to capture the growing prevalence and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

  • Gender, Governance and Feminist Analysis

    Missing in Action?

    Edited by Christine M Hudson, Malin Rönnblom, Katherine Teghtsoonian

    This edited volume presents critical scholarship analysing governance practices in diverse jurisdictions in Europe and North America, at multiple scales, and in relation to several different arenas of policy and practice. The contributors address shortcomings in the mainstream literature on…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

  • Applied Policy Research

    Concepts and Cases, 2nd Edition

    By J. Fred Springer, Peter J. Haas, Allan Porowski

    Where many textbooks on policy research focus on methodological and statistical theories, leaving students to wonder how they will apply those theories to their future policy positions, this innovative textbook takes theories of policy research and puts them into practice, demystifying the subject…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05 
    Routledge

  • Governing the Coastal Commons

    Communities, Resilience and Transformation

    Edited by Derek Armitage, Anthony Charles, Fikret Berkes

    Coastal communities depend on the marine environment for their livelihoods, but the common property nature of marine resources poses major challenges for the governance of such resources. Through detailed cases and consideration of broader global trends, this volume examines how coastal communities…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16 
    Routledge

  • Making Gender Equality Happen

    Knowledge, Change and Resistance in EU Gender Mainstreaming

    By Rosalind Cavaghan

    In theory, the EU’s ‘Gender Mainstreaming’ policy should mark it out as a trail-blazer in gender equality, but gender equality activists in Europe confront a knotty problem; most civil servants and policy makers can’t understand how to ‘mainstream’ gender. Making Gender Equality Happen argues that…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11 
    Routledge
    Gender and Comparative Politics

  • Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis

    Edited by Marleen Brans, Iris Geva-May, Michael Howlett

    This Handbook presents the first comprehensive study of policy analytical practices in comparative perspective. It explores emerging developments and innovations in the field and advances knowledge of the nature and quality of policy analysis across different countries and at different levels of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-09 
    Routledge

  • Regional Innovation Strategies 3 (RIS3)

    Edited by Roberta Capello, Henning Kroll

    With regions and nations having formally fulfilled the ex-ante conditionality, this book provides a first overall review of RIS3 policy processes, aiming to assess the consistency of the concept of smart specialization from an applied, policy oriented perspective. Moving from the theory of design…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05 
    Routledge

  • The Two Degrees Dangerous Limit for Climate Change

    Public Understanding and Decision Making

    By Christopher Shaw

    This book is about the history, present and future of one the most important policy ideas of the modern era – that there is a single, global dangerous amount of climate change. That dangerous amount of climate change is imagined as two degrees centigrade of global warming above the pre-industrial…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China

    New Socialist Countryside

    By Anna Ahlers

    At the turn of the millennium, the disparities between rural and urban livelihoods, underdevelopment and administrative shortcomings in the Chinese countryside were increasingly seen as posing a manifest threat to social harmony and economic and political stability. At that time the term "three…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • National Climate Policy

    A Multi-field Approach

    By Elin Lerum Boasson

    Failed attempts at producing ambitious global climate commitments and instruments have made it increasingly important for nation states to deliver climate policies. This in turn requires a better understanding of national climate policymaking.  In this book, Elin Lerum Boasson develops an…

    Paperback – 2017-04-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

  • Policy Analysis

    Concepts and Practice, 6th Edition

    By David L. Weimer, Aidan R. Vining

    Often described as a public policy “bible,” Weimer and Vining remains the essential primer it ever was. Now in its sixth edition, Policy Analysis provides a strong conceptual foundation of the rationales for and the limitations to public policy. It offers practical advice about how to do policy…

    Paperback – 2017-04-07 
    Routledge

  • The Social Construction of Rationality

    Policy Debates and the Power of Good Reasons

    By Onno Bouwmeester

    There are many different forms of rationality. In current economic discourse the main focus is on instrumental rationality and optimizing, while organization scholars, behavioural economists and policy scientists focus more on bounded rationality and satisficing. The interplay with value…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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