The Oxford Handbook of Well Being and Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Well Being and Public Policy
Author: Richard a Horvitz Professor of Law Matthew D Adler,Marc Fleurbaey,Robert E Kuenne Professor of Economics and Humanistic Studies and Professor of Public Affairs Marc Fleurbaey
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 984
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN: 0199325812
Category: Economic indicators
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.

Intergenerational Wellbeing and Public Policy

Intergenerational Wellbeing and Public Policy
Author: Girol Karacaoglu,Jacek B. Krawczyk,Anita King
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2019-01-28
ISBN: 9811361045
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intergenerational Wellbeing and Public Policy Book Excerpt:

The distinctive contribution of this book is the formulation of an integrated social, environmental, and economic framework for public policy. This contribution is realised through investigations and conclusions in the following four domains: a formal stylised model that provides a platform for an integrated approach to public policy; a policy-informing simulation model that can be used to operationalise the public policy insights proposed in the stylised model; the implications of introducing fundamental (or radical) uncertainty and complexity into the policy framework; and the use of viability theory to demonstrate how one can think of and implement public policy in an uncertain and complex world, when the focus of policy needs to shift to building resilience to systemic risks. The book’s stylised model is constructed by weaving together threads from the wellbeing, human needs, complex systems, sustainable development, endogenous economic growth, directed technical change, and credit-based-money literatures. Throughout, the perspective is that of a policy adviser to a "wellbeing state", as distinct from a "welfare state". The key linkages or relationships in the model are supported by empirical evidence that draws on the wider literature in related fields.

Methodology and Concepts

Methodology and Concepts
Author: Francesco Parisi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN: 019968426X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methodology and Concepts Book Excerpt:

Covering over one-hundred topics on issues ranging from Law and Neuroeconomics to European Union Law and Economics to Feminist Theory and Law and Economics, The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics is the definitive work in the field of law and economics. The book gathers together scholars and experts in law and economics to create the most inclusive and current work on law and economics. Edited by Francisco Parisi, the Handbook looks at the origins of the field of law and economics, tracks its progression and increased importance to both law and economics, and looks to the future of the field and its continued development by examining a cornucopia of fields touched by work in law and economics. The uniqueness of its breadth, depth, and convenience make the volume essential to scholars, students, and contributors in the field of law and economics.

Measuring Social Welfare

Measuring Social Welfare
Author: Matthew D. Adler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0190643021
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Social Welfare Book Excerpt:

Disputes over government policies rage in a number of areas. From taxation to climate change, from public finance to risk regulation, and from health care to infrastructure planning, advocates debate how policies affect multiple dimensions of individual well-being, how these effects balance against each other, and how trade-offs between overall well-being and inequality should be resolved. How to measure and balance well-being gains and losses is a vexed issue. Matthew D. Adler advances the debate by introducing the social welfare function (SWF) framework and demonstrating how it can be used as a powerful tool for evaluating governmental policies. The framework originates in welfare economics and in philosophical scholarship regarding individual well-being, ethics, and distributive justice. It has three core components: a well-being measure, which translates each of the possible policy outcomes into an array of interpersonally comparable well-being numbers, quantifying how well off each person in the population would be in that outcome; a rule for ranking outcomes thus described; and an uncertainty module, which orders policies understood as probability distributions over outcomes. The SWF framework is a significant improvement compared to cost-benefit analysis (CBA), which quantifies policy impacts in dollars, is thereby biased towards the rich, and is insensitive to the distribution of these monetized impacts. The SWF framework, by contrast, uses an unbiased measure of well-being and allows the policymaker to consider both efficiency (total well-being) and equity (the distribution of well-being). Because the SWF framework is a fully generic methodology for policy assessment, Adler also discusses how it can be implemented to inform government policies. He illustrates it through a detailed case study of risk regulation, contrasting the implications of results of SWF and CBA. This book provides an accessible, yet rigorous overview of the SWF approach that can inform policy-makers and students.

Public Policy and Governance Frontiers in New Zealand

Public Policy and Governance Frontiers in New Zealand
Author: Evan Berman,Girol Karacaoglu
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN: 1838674551
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Policy and Governance Frontiers in New Zealand Book Excerpt:

New Zealand is widely regarded as a leader in public policy and governance reforms and innovations, being an early adopted of New Public Management, a leader in e-government and transparency. Discussing reforms including those in policy areas such as well-being, sustainability, environmental management, agriculture and indigenous development.

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Economics

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Economics
Author: Conrad Heilmann,Julian Reiss
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 1317578058
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Economics Book Excerpt:

The most fundamental questions of economics are often philosophical in nature, and philosophers have, since the very beginning of Western philosophy, asked many questions that current observers would identify as economic. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Economics is an outstanding reference source for the key topics, problems, and debates at the intersection of philosophical and economic inquiry. It captures this field of countless exciting interconnections, affinities, and opportunities for cross-fertilization. Comprising 35 chapters by a diverse team of contributors from all over the globe, the Handbook is divided into eight sections: I. Rationality II. Cooperation and Interaction III. Methodology IV. Values V. Causality and Explanation VI. Experimentation and Simulation VII. Evidence VIII. Policy The volume is essential reading for students and researchers in economics and philosophy who are interested in exploring the interconnections between the two disciplines. It is also a valuable resource for those in related fields like political science, sociology, and the humanities.

Prioritarianism in Practice

Prioritarianism in Practice
Author: Matthew D. Adler,Ole F. Norheim
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-03-31
ISBN: 1108480934
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prioritarianism in Practice Book Excerpt:

Prioritarianism is a systematic framework for analyzing governmental policy that gives extra weight to the well-being of the worse off.

Ethics and Risk Management

Ethics and Risk Management
Author: Lina Svedin
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2015-07-01
ISBN: 168123095X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics and Risk Management Book Excerpt:

The underlying rationale for this book is to present research that a) highlights the explosively political and deeply divisive issues involved in managing risk and b) address the empirical deficit and theoretical challenges related to managing societal risk ethically. Extant risk management research borrows heavily from engineering, systems theory and business management, and is primarily focused on probabilities, modeling, and abstractions of the value of mitigative action. This research engenders a false sense of objectivity and it de-politicizes fundamental political and democratic questions about the allocation of society’s scarce resources and about the balance of responsibilities between governing institutions and individuals with regard to risk. The quantitative and hard-science focus on risk also keeps a discussion of the consequences of the distribution of risk, resources and responsibilities for real people out of the lime light. The contributors to this book are experts in a wide range of academic fields and in this book they take on the challenge of examining their core research with a specific ethics perspective. They explore the ethics of risk management using theory, cases and data from a range of policy areas, countries and philosophical traditions. This book should be of interest to scholars and practitioners working in fields that deal either implicitly or explicitly with risk. This would include, but is not limited to, scholars and students of public management, public sector ethics, public policy, risk regulation, and risk management. The book deals directly with core problems of management in the public sector, value-conflicts, multiple principals and stakeholders, as well as information analysis and the application of sound and valid decision-making processes. The book can be adopted as a core text for graduate courses in public management, public policy, public administration ethics, and comparative politics. It would also work well as an applied theory text in comparative politics; ethics centered courses in political science, as well as more narrowly focused courses on risk, crisis and disaster management. For the practitioner audience, this book pin-points the ethical stakes, the analytical and managerial challenges, and the necessary tools to meet the many risks that societies face. This book, Ethics and Risk Management, provides a unique take on the realities of cost-benefit analysis, efforts to control and regulate risk and risky behavior, as well as the decidedly bounded rationality with which we, as decision-makers and citizens, perceive and take risks. The work of identifying, understanding, prioritizing and designing effective tools to mitigate and manage risk is an inherently analytical and strategic process best suited to take place before and between crises. Successful risk analysis and management reduces the general occurrence of crises, while the ethical analysis and management of risk serves to reduce the likelihood of subsequent socio-political turmoil should a crisis occur. Thus, the investment that any practitioner makes in risk management has the potential to yield both social and political benefits if the analysis and work is done with an eye toward ethics and stakeholder analysis.

The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures

The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures
Author: Daniel Nehring,Ole Jacob Madsen,Edgar Cabanas,China Mills,Dylan Kerrigan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 0429656181
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures Book Excerpt:

The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures explores central lines of enquiry and seminal scholarship on therapeutic cultures, popular psychology, and the happiness industry. Bringing together studies of therapeutic cultures from sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, politics, law, history, social work, cultural studies, development studies, and American Indian studies, it adopts a consciously global focus, combining studies of the psychologisation of social life from across the world. Thematically organised, it offers historical accounts of the growing prominence of therapeutic discourses and practices in everyday life, before moving to consider the construction of self-identity in the context of the diffusion of therapeutic discourses in connection with the global spread of capitalism. With attention to the ways in which emotional language has brought new problematisations of the dichotomy between the normal and the pathological, as well as significant transformations of key institutions, such as work, family, education, and religion, it examines emergent trends in therapeutic culture and explores the manner in which the advent of new therapeutic technologies, the political interest in happiness, and the radical privatisation and financialisation of social life converge to remake self-identities and modes of everyday experience. Finally, the volume features the work of scholars who have foregrounded the historical and contemporary implication of psychotherapeutic practices in processes of globalisation and colonial and postcolonial modes of social organisation. Presenting agenda-setting research to encourage interdisciplinary and international dialogue and foster the development of a distinctive new field of social research, The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in the advance of therapeutic discourses and practices in an increasingly psychologised society.

Analysis of Socio Economic Conditions

Analysis of Socio Economic Conditions
Author: Gianni Betti,Achille Lemmi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2021-03-22
ISBN: 1000363546
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis of Socio Economic Conditions Book Excerpt:

Showcasing fuzzy set theory, this book highlights the enormous potential of fuzzy logic in helping to analyse the complexity of a wide range of socio-economic patterns and behaviour. The contributions to this volume explore the most up-to-date fuzzy-set methods for the measurement of socio-economic phenomena in a multidimensional and/or dynamic perspective. Thus far, fuzzy-set theory has primarily been utilised in the social sciences in the field of poverty measurement. These chapters examine the latest work in this area, while also exploring further applications including social exclusion, the labour market, educational mismatch, sustainability, quality of life and violence against women. The authors demonstrate that real-world situations are often characterised by imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness, which cannot be properly described by the classical set theory which uses a simple true–false binary logic. By contrast, fuzzy-set theory has been shown to be a powerful tool for describing the multidimensionality and complexity of social phenomena. This book will be of significant interest to economists, statisticians and sociologists utilising quantitative methods to explore socio-economic phenomena.

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 Post Keynesian Economics Volume 2 Critiques and Methodology

The Oxford Handbook of Post Keynesian Economics  Volume 2  Critiques and Methodology
Author: G. C. Harcourt,Peter Kriesler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-08-16
ISBN: 0199359237
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Post Keynesian Economics Volume 2 Critiques and Methodology Book Excerpt:

This two volume Handbook contains chapters on the main areas to which Post-Keynesians have made sustained and important contributions. These include theories of accumulation, distribution, pricing, money and finance, international trade and capital flows, the environment, methodological issues, criticism of mainstream economics and Post-Keynesian policies. The Introduction outlines what is in the two volumes, in the process placing Post-Keynesian procedures and contributions in appropriate contexts.

Understanding Public Policy

Understanding Public Policy
Author: Paul Cairney
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN: 1137545216
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Public Policy Book Excerpt:

The fully revised second edition of this textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to theories of public policy and policymaking. The policy process is complex: it contains hundreds of people and organisations from various levels and types of government, from agencies, quasi- and non-governmental organisations, interest groups and the private and voluntary sectors. This book sets out the major concepts and theories that are vital for making sense of the complexity of public policy, and explores how to combine their insights when seeking to explain the policy process. While a wide range of topics are covered – from multi-level governance and punctuated equilibrium theory to 'Multiple Streams' analysis and feminist institutionalism – this engaging text draws out the common themes among the variety of studies considered and tackles three key questions: what is the story of each theory (or multiple theories); what does policy theory tell us about issues like 'evidence based policymaking'; and how 'universal' are policy theories designed in the Global North? This book is the perfect companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying public policy, whether focussed on theory, analysis or the policy process, and it is essential reading for all those on MPP or MPM programmes. New to this Edition: - New sections on power, feminist institutionalism, the institutional analysis and development framework, the narrative policy framework, social construction and policy design - A consideration of policy studies in relation to the Global South in an updated concluding chapter - More coverage of policy formulation and tools, the psychology of policymaking and complexity theory - Engaging discussions of punctuated equilibrium, the advocacy coalition framework and multiple streams analysis

The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics
Author: Colin McInnes,Kelley Lee,Jeremy Youde
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2019-12-27
ISBN: 0190456795
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics Book Excerpt:

Protecting and promoting health is inherently a political endeavor that requires a sophisticated understanding of the distribution and use of power. Yet while the global nature of health is widely recognized, its political nature is less well understood. In recent decades, the interdisciplinary field of global health politics has emerged to demonstrate the interconnections of health and core political topics, including foreign and security policy, trade, economics, and development. Today a growing body of scholarship examines how the global health landscape has both shaped and been shaped by political actors and structures. The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics provides an authoritative overview and assessment of research on this important and complicated subject. The volume is motivated by two arguments. First, health is not simply a technical subject, requiring evidence-based solutions to real-world problems, but an arena of political contestation where norms, values, and interests also compete and collide. Second, globalization has fundamentally changed the nature of health politics in terms of the ideas, interests, and institutions involved. The volume comprises more than 30 chapters by leading experts in global health and politics. Each chaper provides an overview of the state of the art on a given theoretical perspective, major actor, or global health issue. The Handbook offers both an excellent introduction to scholars new to the field and also an invaluable teaching and research resource for experts seeking to understand global health politics and its future directions.

A Handbook for Wellbeing Policy Making

A Handbook for Wellbeing Policy Making
Author: Paul Frijters,Christian Krekel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN: 0192896806
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook for Wellbeing Policy Making Book Excerpt:

This volume studies what would happen if subjective wellbeing were to be the only policy metric that government cares about and whether policy priorities would fundamentally change.

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 4e

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 4e
Author: Ichiro Kawachi,Iain Lang,Walter Ricciardi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2020-09-25
ISBN: 019252061X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 4e Book Excerpt:

Fully revised and updated for the fourth edition, the award-winning Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for practitioners in the field. Structured into practical sections addressed towards professional competencies and translating evidence into policy, this Handbook provides concise summaries and covers real issues from across the globe, providing a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise, and practical, this Handbook is divided into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of this broad discipline. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in the practice of public health are presented, along with essential summaries of the core disciplines. Specific sections are devoted to the development of professional competencies including negotiation, communicating risk to the public, community action, and translating evidence into policy. Written by an international team of experts, and considering both social and scientific advances since the previous edition, this Handbook will assist students, trainees and practitioners around the world with its enriched information on the management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental heath, vulnerable populations, and more.

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty
Author: David Brady,Linda M. Burton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN: 0199914060
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty Book Excerpt:

Despite remarkable economic advances in many societies during the latter half of the twentieth century, poverty remains a global issue of enduring concern. Poverty is present in some form in every society in the world, and has serious implications for everything from health and well-being to identity and behavior. Nevertheless, the study of poverty has remained disconnected across disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty builds a common scholarly ground in the study of poverty by bringing together an international, inter-disciplinary group of scholars to provide their perspectives on the issue. Contributors engage in discussions about the leading theories and conceptual debates regarding poverty, the most salient topics in poverty research, and the far-reaching consequences of poverty on the individual and societal level. The volume incorporates many methodological perspectives, including survey research, ethnography, and mixed methods approaches, while the chapters extend beyond the United States to provide a truly global portrait of poverty. A thorough examination of contemporary poverty, this Handbook is a valuable tool for non-profit practitioners, policy makers, social workers, and students and scholars in the fields of public policy, sociology, political science, international development, anthropology, and economics.

Journal of Public Policy Marketing JPP M

Journal of Public Policy   Marketing   JPP M
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marketing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Public Policy Marketing JPP M Book Excerpt:

Remaking America

Remaking America
Author: Joe Soss,Jacob S. Hacker,Suzanne Mettler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2007-11-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remaking America Book Excerpt:

Over the past three decades, the contours of American social, economic, and political life have changed dramatically. The post-war patterns of broadly distributed economic growth have given way to stark inequalities of income and wealth, the GOP and its allies have gained power and shifted U.S. politics rightward, and the role of government in the lives of Americans has changed fundamentally. Remaking America explores how these trends are related, investigating the complex interactions of economics, politics, and public policy. Remaking America explains how the broad restructuring of government policy has both reflected and propelled major shifts in the character of inequality and democracy in the United States. The contributors explore how recent political and policy changes affect not just the social standing of Americans but also the character of democratic citizenship in the United States today. Lawrence Jacobs shows how partisan politics, public opinion, and interest groups have shaped the evolution of Medicare, but also how Medicare itself restructured health politics in America. Kimberly Morgan explains how highly visible tax policies created an opportunity for conservatives to lead a grassroots tax revolt that ultimately eroded of the revenues needed for social-welfare programs. Deborah Stone explores how new policies have redefined participation in the labor force—as opposed to fulfilling family or civic obligations—as the central criterion of citizenship. Frances Fox Piven explains how low-income women remain creative and vital political actors in an era in which welfare programs increasingly subject them to stringent behavioral requirements and monitoring. Joshua Guetzkow and Bruce Western document the rise of mass incarceration in America and illuminate its unhealthy effects on state social-policy efforts and the civic status of African-American men. For many disadvantaged Americans who used to look to government as a source of opportunity and security, the state has become increasingly paternalistic and punitive. Far from standing alone, their experience reflects a broader set of political victories and policy revolutions that have fundamentally altered American democracy and society. Empirically grounded and theoretically informed, Remaking America connects the dots to provide insight into the remarkable social and political changes of the last three decades.

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice
Author: Charles Guest,Walter Ricciardi,Ichiro Kawachi,Iain Lang
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-02-28
ISBN: 0191653284
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice Book Excerpt:

Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.