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  • Marriage and Values in Public Policy

    Conflicts in the UK, the US and Australia

    By Elizabeth van Acker

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

  • Field Experiments in Political Science and Public Policy

    Practical Lessons in Design and Delivery

    By Peter John

    Field experiments -- randomized controlled trials -- have become ever more popular in political science, as well as in other disciplines, such as economics, social policy and development. Policymakers have also increasingly used randomization to evaluate public policies, designing trials of tax…

    Paperback – 2017-01-24 
    Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science

  • Understanding and Implementing Gendered Change

    Knowledge and Resistance in Gender Mainstreaming

    By Rosalind Cavaghan

    Scholars have developed increasingly complex theorisations of the social construction of gender and the state’s role in it. Whilst existing research provides a nuanced picture of the multiple dynamics involved in the state’s production of gender inequality, we cannot yet fully account for the…

    Hardback – 2017-01-15 
    Gender and Comparative Politics

  • Public Policy and Private Interest

    Ideas, Self-Interest and Ethics in Public Policy

    By J.A. Chandler

    Public Policy and Private Interest explains the complexities of the policy making process in a refreshingly clear way for students who are new to this subject. The key topics it explains are: How policy originates, is refined, legitimised, implemented, evaluated and terminated in the forms of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09 
    Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

  • Scientists' Impact on Decision-making

    A Case Study of the China Hi-Tech Research and Development Program

    By Ru Peng

    With the increasing influence of science and technology (S&T) on socioeconomic life and public affairs, there has been a growing demand for S&T expertise in today's public decision-making. The National High Technology Research and Development Program (863 Program), involving hundreds of S&…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    China Perspectives

  • Climate and Clean Energy Policy

    State Institutions and Economic Implications

    By Benjamin H. Deitchman

    State climate and clean energy policy will play a critical role in the future of the political dialogue and economic development. Policymakers from around the world already recognize the leadership of American states in this domain. Rooted in public policy theory, and employing a mixed-methods…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

  • Searching for a Strategy for the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

    Edited by Sarah Leonard, Christian Kaunert

    This book examines the vision and strategy of the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ), which has become one of the key objectives of the European Union (EU). Recent events have also highlighted the saliency of several of the policy issues at the heart of the AFSJ. Amongst them, one…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 

  • Governance in South Asia

    Edited by Rumki Basu, M. Shamsur Rahman

    This book presents a nuanced analysis of governance in South Asia. It examines a range of themes including civil service reforms, women and development, environmental governance and public sector programmes, together with the impact of the globalisation on local issues and their influence on…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge India

  • The Public Policy Process

    7th Edition

    By Michael Hill, Frédéric Varone

    The Public Policy Process is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the process by which public policy is made. Explaining clearly the importance of the relationship between theoretical and practical aspects of policy-making, the book gives a thorough overview of the people and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-24

  • Praxeological Political Analysis

    Edited by Michael Jonas, Beate Littig

    With the interest in practice theory and praxeology on the rise, praxeology can be considered an emerging new methodological as well as theoretical paradigm which successfully overcomes epistemological dichotomies of conventional approaches. The articles in this volume serve as starting points for…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Applied Policy Research

    Concepts and Cases, 2nd Edition

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

    Many textbooks on policy research focus on methodological and statistical theories, while leaving students little indication of how they will actually apply them to their future policy positions. Moreover, the theories they do teach are often not practical for the research that students will do…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15

  • Transformational Change in Environmental and Natural Resource Management

    Guidelines for policy excellence

    Edited by Mike Young, Christine Esau

    The aim of this book is to catalyse global interest in the pursuit of transformational changes in natural resource and environmental management. It is shown that transformational policy reforms involve fundamental shifts in strategy with far-reaching consequences for the structure of industries,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

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