The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy
Author: Michael Moran,Martin Rein,Robert E. Goodin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2008-06-12
ISBN: 0199548455
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy Book Excerpt:

This is part of a ten volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. This work explores the business end of politics, where theory meets practice in the pursuit of public good.

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government
Author: David Coen,Wyn Grant,Graham Wilson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN: 0191607525
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government Book Excerpt:

Business is one of the major power centres in modern society. The state seeks to check and channel that power so as to serve broader public policy objectives. However, if the way in which business is governed is ineffective or over burdensome, it may become more difficult to achieve desired goals such as economic growth or higher levels of employment. In a period of international economic crisis, the study of how business and government relate to each other in different countries is of more central importance than ever. These relationships have been studied from a number of different disciplinary perspectives - business studies, economics, economic history, law, and political science - and all of these are represented in this handbook. The first part of the book provides an introduction to the ways in which five different disciplines have approached the study of business and government. The second section, on the firm and the state, looks at how these entities interact in different settings, emphasising such phenomena as the global firm and varieties of capitalism. The third section examines how business interacts with government in different parts of the world, including the United States, the EU, China, Japan and South America. The fourth section reviews changing patterns of market governance through a unifying theme of the role of regulation. Business-government relations can play out in divergent ways in different policy and the fifth section examines the contrasts between different key arenas such as competition policy, trade policy, training policy and environmental policy. The volume provides an authoritative overview with chapters by leading authorities on the current state of knowledge of business-government relations, but also points to ways in which this work might be developed in the future, e.g., through a political theory of the firm.

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration
Author: Steven J. Balla,Martin Lodge,Edward C. Page
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 645
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199646139
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration Book Excerpt:

This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management
Author: Ewan Ferlie,Laurence E. Lynn,Christopher Pollitt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780199226443
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management Book Excerpt:

The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world and in the last thirty years there have been major shifts in approaches to its management. This text identifies the trends in public management and the effects these have had, as well as providing a broad overview to each topic.

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy
Author: Michael Tonry
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0199844658
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy Book Excerpt:

Much of the scholarly literature and principal books on criminal justice and crime control policy take the operations of the criminal justice system, the causes of crime and delinquency, theories about crime and justice, and crime prevention as the central topics for study and policy analysis. But law enforcement and public officials create policy responses to specific crimes, not broad categories of offenses. In order to develop the most effective policies, one needs to understand why particular crimes occur and what approaches might best prevent them or minimize the harm they cause. Taking this fresh perspective, The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy offers a comprehensive examination of crimes as public policy subjects. Michael Tonry, a leading authority on criminology, has brought together the most distinguished active scholars in the field to present a wide-ranging overview and analysis of violent and sexual crimes, property crimes, transactional crimes, transnational crimes, and crimes against morality. The crimes investigated range from often-discussed offenses (homicide, auto theft, sexual violence) to those that only recently began to receive attention (child abuse, domestic violence, environmental crimes); it includes new crimes (identity theft, cybercrime) as well as age-old crimes (drug abuse, gambling, prostitution). Written in a straightforward and accessible manner, each chapter explains why crimes happen, how often, and what we know about efforts to prevent or control them. Aimed at a wide audience of scholars, students, and policy makers, the Handbook is the definitive reference work on crimes and public policy responses to them.

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration
Author: Steven J. Balla,Martin Lodge,Edward C. Page
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 0191643335
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration Book Excerpt:

This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy
Author: Michael Moran
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 995
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781280905537
Category: Policy sciences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Well Being and Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Well Being and Public Policy
Author: Matthew D. Adler,Marc Fleurbaey
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN: 0199325839
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Well Being and Public Policy Book Excerpt:

What are the methodologies for assessing and improving governmental policy in light of well-being? The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment of this topic. The contributors draw from welfare economics, moral philosophy, and psychology and are leading scholars in these fields. The Handbook includes thirty chapters divided into four Parts. Part I covers the full range of methodologies for evaluating governmental policy and assessing societal condition-including both the leading approaches in current use by policymakers and academics (such as GDP, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, inequality and poverty metrics, and the concept of the "social welfare function"), and emerging techniques. Part II focuses on the nature of well-being. What, most fundamentally, determines whether an individual life is better or worse for the person living it? Her happiness? Her preference-satisfaction? Her attainment of various "objective goods"? Part III addresses the measurement of well-being and the thorny topic of interpersonal comparisons. How can we construct a meaningful scale of individual welfare, which allows for comparisons of well-being levels and differences, both within one individual's life, and across lives? Finally, Part IV reviews the major challenges to designing governmental policy around individual well-being.

The Oxford Handbook of Governance

The Oxford Handbook of Governance
Author: David Levi-Faur
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 828
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN: 0191628425
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Governance Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Governance presents an authoritative and accessible state-of-the-art analysis of the social science literature on governance. The volume presents the core concepts and knowledge that have evolved in the study of governance in different levels and arenas of politics and policymaking. In doing so it establishes itself as the essential point of reference for all those studying politics, society, and economics from a governance perspective. The volume comprises fifty-two chapters from leaders in the field. The chapters are organized in nine sections dealing with topics that include governance as the reform of the state, democratic governance, European governance, and global governance.

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy
Author: Robert F. Durant
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN: 0191628336
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy Book Excerpt:

One of the major dilemmas facing the administrative state in the United States today is discerning how best to harness for public purposes the dynamism of markets, the passion and commitment of nonprofit and volunteer organizations, and the public-interest-oriented expertise of the career civil service. Researchers across a variety of disciplines, fields, and subfields have independently investigated aspects of the formidable challenges, choices, and opportunities this dilemma poses for governance, democratic constitutionalism, and theory building. This literature is vast, affords multiple and conflicting perspectives, is methodologically diverse, and is fragmented. The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy affords readers an uncommon overview and integration of this eclectic body of knowledge as adduced by many of its most respected researchers. Each of the chapters identifies major issues and trends, critically takes stock of the state of knowledge, and ponders where future research is most promising. Unprecedented in scope, methodological diversity, scholarly viewpoint, and substantive integration, this volume is invaluable for assessing where the study of American bureaucracy stands at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, and where leading scholars think it should go in the future. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice
Author: David Pencheon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 691
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0198566557
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice Book Excerpt:

This is a practical public health book - written by public health practitioners for public health practitioners. It introduces learning practitioners to the early phases of approaching a public health issue, details why an issue is important and exactly how it can be analysed and addressed. It deals not only with the technical issues, but crucially with how those technical issues can be implemented in order to improve the health of the population directly, or via one of many important causal pathways (quality of health care design and delivery). It is written by experienced, internationally known practitioners of public health.

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government
Author: David Coen,Wyn Grant,Graham Wilson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN: 0191550302
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government Book Excerpt:

Business is one of the major power centres in modern society. The state seeks to check and channel that power so as to serve broader public policy objectives. However, if the way in which business is governed is ineffective or over burdensome, it may become more difficult to achieve desired goals such as economic growth or higher levels of employment. In a period of international economic crisis, the study of how business and government relate to each other in different countries is of more central importance than ever. These relationships have been studied from a number of different disciplinary perspectives - business studies, economics, economic history, law, and political science - and all of these are represented in this handbook. The first part of the book provides an introduction to the ways in which five different disciplines have approached the study of business and government. The second section, on the firm and the state, looks at how these entities interact in different settings, emphasising such phenomena as the global firm and varieties of capitalism. The third section examines how business interacts with government in different parts of the world, including the United States, the EU, China, Japan and South America. The fourth section reviews changing patterns of market governance through a unifying theme of the role of regulation. Business-government relations can play out in divergent ways in different policy and the fifth section examines the contrasts between different key arenas such as competition policy, trade policy, training policy and environmental policy. The volume provides an authoritative overview with chapters by leading authorities on the current state of knowledge of business-government relations, but also points to ways in which this work might be developed in the future, e.g., through a political theory of the firm.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks
Author: Jennifer Nicoll Victor,Alexander H. Montgomery,Mark Lubell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 982
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190228210
Category: Policy networks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks Book Excerpt:

Politics is intuitively about relationships, but until recently the network perspective has not been a dominant part of the methodological paradigm that political scientists use to study politics. This volume is a foundational statement about networks in the study of politics.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics
Author: Susan Carol Stokes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1021
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780199278480
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics offers a critical survey of the field of empirical political science through the collection of a set of chapters written by 48 top scholars in the discipline of comparative politics

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics
Author: Karen Mossberger,Susan E. Clarke,Peter John
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2015-02-15
ISBN: 0199709939
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics is an authoritative volume on an established subject in political science and the academy more generally: urban politics and urban studies. The editors are all recognized experts, and are well connected to the leading scholars in urban politics. The handbook covers the major themes that animate the subfield: the politics of space and place; power and governance; urban policy; urban social organization; citizenship and democratic governance; representation and institutions; approaches and methodology; and the future of urban politics. Given the caliber of the editors and proposed contributors, the volume sets the intellectual agenda for years to come.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology
Author: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier,Henry E. Brady,David Collier
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks of Political
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780199286546
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from major international scholars The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology provides the key point of reference for anyone working throughout the discipline.

The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics
Author: Jon Pierre
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 707
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0199665672
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics Book Excerpt:

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The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science
Author: Robert E. Goodin
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2011-07-07
ISBN: 0191619795
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science Book Excerpt:

Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology. Sixty-seven of the top political scientists worldwide survey recent developments in those fields and provide penetrating introductions to exciting new fields of study. Following in the footsteps of the New Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann a decade before, this Oxford Handbook will become an indispensable guide to the scope and methods of political science as a whole. It will serve as the reference book of record for political scientists and for those following their work for years to come.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice
Author: Roger D. Congleton,Bernard N. Grofman,Stefan Voigt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2018-12-14
ISBN: 0190469781
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice provides a comprehensive overview of the research in economics, political science, law, and sociology that has generated considerable insight into the politics of democratic and authoritarian systems as well as the influence of different institutional frameworks on incentives and outcomes. The result is an improved understanding of public policy, public finance, industrial organization, and macroeconomics as the combination of political and economic analysis shed light on how various interests compete both within a given rules of the games and, at times, to change the rules. These volumes include analytical surveys, syntheses, and general overviews of the many subfields of public choice focusing on interesting, important, and at times contentious issues. Throughout the focus is on enhancing understanding how political and economic systems act and interact, and how they might be improved. Both volumes combine methodological analysis with substantive overviews of key topics. This second volume examines constitutional political economy and also various applications, including public policy, international relations, and the study of history, as well as methodological and measurement issues. Throughout both volumes important analytical concepts and tools are discussed, including their application to substantive topics. Readers will gain increased understanding of rational choice and its implications for collective action; various explanations of voting, including economic and expressive; the role of taxation and finance in government dynamics; how trust and persuasion influence political outcomes; and how revolution, coups, and authoritarianism can be explained by the same set of analytical tools as enhance understanding of the various forms of democracy.

Handbook of Public Administration

Handbook of Public Administration
Author: James L. Perry,Robert K. Christensen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2015-02-09
ISBN: 111900408X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Public Administration Book Excerpt:

The fundamentals of public administration, from the world'sleading practitioners Handbook of Public Administration is the classic,comprehensive guide to the field, featuring original writings fromthe world's foremost public administration thought leaders andpractitioners. Intended to help both public administration studentsand practitioners navigate administrative challenges, overcomeobstacles, and improve effectiveness, this guide provides acomplete overview of the entire field. The information is organizedinto seven parts representing key domains of knowledge and practicethat are essential for effective public administration. Thesereflect changes in the state of modern public administration, thefactors that influence policies and programs, the mechanics of howgovernment works, and the tools that help administrators get thingsdone. Readers will find insightful discussions on the challenges ofcontemporary governance and the ethics of public administration, aswell as practical guidance on the everyday operations that bringeffective policies and programs to life. Students and experienced practitioners alike will appreciate thewell-rounded approach to issues public administrators face everyday. The book is complete enough to act as a text, but organizedlogically for quick reference for specific problems or situations.Readers will: Understand the challenges posed by the changing context ofpublic administration Explore how relationships and decisions influence publicpolicies and programs Learn the critical skills and tools public administrators mustmaster to be effective Explore the ethics and liabilities of public administration,and what it means to take part The role of public administration is evolving, and the changingnature of the field will impact the way policies and programs aredesigned and implemented. This book fully explores current andupcoming changes domestically and internationally against thebackdrop of public administration fundamentals. For the student orprofessional seeking a deeper understanding of the publicadministrator's role, Handbook of Public Administration is aclear, comprehensive resource.