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  • Routledge Library Editions: Welfare and the State

    By Various

    The volumes in this set, originally published between 1940 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of welfare and the state, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of welfare in relation to the state through the areas of…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge Library Editions: Welfare and the State

  • Public Procurement as Secondary Policy

    Axioms and Perspectives

    By Max Rolfstam

    Public Procurement as Secondary Policy: Axioms and Perspectives intends to analyse the debate on how public procurement can be used as a means to stimulate innovation. The assertion that public procurement can be used as a means to stimulate innovation has over the years become established among…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

  • Routledge Handbook of Policy Design

    Edited by Michael Howlett, Ishani Mukherjee

    Uniting theoretical bases and advancements in practice, the Routledge Handbook of Policy Design brings together leading experts in the academic field of policy design in a pioneering effort of scholarship. Each chapter provides a multi-topic overview of the state of knowledge on how, why, where or…

    Hardback – 2018-07-27 

  • Building Democracy and International Governance

    By George M. Guess

    Efforts by governments to promote sustained domestic economic development have been mixed.  Success depends on many factors including location, geography, climate, external competition, human resources, natural resources, timing, political and governmental institutions, government capacity,…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25 

  • The Evaluation Enterprise

    A Critical View

    Edited by Jan-Eric Furubo, Nicoletta Stame

    Today, evaluation is part of governing systems and is supported by powerful institutions. It is taken for granted that evaluation leads to betterment. However, evaluation itself is seldom analyzed from a critical perspective. In this book, Jan-Eric Furubo and Nicoletta Stame have assembled an…

    Hardback – 2018-07-20 
    Comparative Policy Evaluation

  • American Public Policymaking

    Issues in Governance

    By Matt Grossmann

    Students frequently take a course in public policy because they are deeply interested in the controversial issues covered, from national health care and climate change to immigration reform and education. But they also often struggle to connect the policy issues they care about with the difficult…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 

  • Action Research in Policy Analysis

    Critical and Relational Approaches to Sustainability Transitions

    Edited by Koen P.R. Bartels, Julia M. Wittmayer

    Today’s pressing political, social, economic, and environmental crises urgently ask for effective policy responses and fundamental transitions towards sustainability supported by a sound knowledge base and developed in collaboration between all stakeholders. This book explores how action research…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • Lobbying Success in the European Union

    The Role of Information and Frames

    By Daniel Rasch

    Having information is key in most political decisions – for both decision-makers and societal actors. This is especially crucial in democratic countries where external stakeholders are invited to participate in decision-making processes. Assuming that every actor who gets involved in…

    Hardback – 2018-05-22 
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • China in the Wake of Asia's Financial Crisis

    Edited by Wang Mengkui

    This book examines China’s response to the Asian financial crisis of 1997, both in its immediate aftermath and in the years since. The crisis caused turmoil throughout Asia’s economies, and precipitated wholesale reform of economic and financial policies and institutions across the region. As one…

    Paperback – 2018-05-19 
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • The Politics of Bureaucracy

    An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration, 7th Edition

    By B. Guy Peters

    Written by B. Guy Peters, a leading authority in the field, this comprehensive exploration of the political and policy making roles of public bureaucracies is now available in a fully revised seventh edition, offering extensive, well-documented comparative analysis of the effects of politics on…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27 

  • Community Development and Public Administration Theory

    Promoting Democratic Principles to Improve Communities

    Edited by Ashley E. Nickels, Jason D. Rivera

    The concept of community development is often misunderstood, holding different meanings across different academic disciplines. Moreover, the concept of community development has been historically abstracted, not only in the way the concept has been conceptualized in academic studies, but also by…

    Hardback – 2018-04-17 
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • School Education in India

    Market, State and Quality

    Edited by Manish Jain, Archana Mehendale, Rahul Mukhopadhyay, Padma M. Sarangapani, Christopher Winch

    This volume examines how the public and private domains in school education in India are informed and mediated by current market realities. It moves beyond the simplistic dichotomy of pro-state vs pro-market factors that define most current debates in the formulations of educational reform agendas…

    Hardback – 2018-04-13 
    Routledge India

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