Analysing Public Policy (Critical Political Studies)

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An accessible review of the main approaches in the study of public policy, this text argues that most writers who seek to explain how policy varies and changes use one of the five frameworks: institutional, group/network, socio-economic, rational choice and ideas-based. It describes these methods in detail, offers constructive criticisms and explores their claims in the light of American, British and French examples.

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Peter John is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, School of Public Policy at University College London.

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John, Peter
Published by Pinter, London (1998)
ISBN 10: 071852294X ISBN 13: 9780718522940
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Book Description Pinter, London, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. First Edition. An accessible review of the main approaches in the study of public policy, this text argues that most writers who seek to explain how policy varies and changes use one of the five frameworks: institutional, group/network, socio-economic, rational choice and ideas-based. It describes these methods in detail, offers constructive criticisms and explores their claims in the light of American, British and French examples. "Analysing Public Policy" has offered an alternative classification of theories, including `macro socio-economic' approaches, on the one hand and with procedure of policy process e.g. `Stages Approaches' on the other with adding five `Political Science Approaches' such as "Institutionalism", "New institutionalism", "Ideas based", "Group and network" and "Rational choice theory". Ultimately he introduces a new "Cultural Evolution" approach labelled "Synthesis through evolution"'. John's approach is based on "usage" and "applicability" as well as "explanatory power"' for analysis and interpretation of public policy processes as a building, judged by four main criteria. Two criteria are conditions of "stability" and "change" and two others allocated to "sector" and "country" all assessable by qualitative ranking from poor to good. In other words, he opens a new window on policy research to understand what are the capabilities in regard to each theory and where they would be more applicable. In ranking based on poor, fair and good capability to interpret policy making process John draws a conclusion about two groups of the above mentioned theories but he is surprisingly silent about stages approach group theories enclose rationalism, incrementalism and implementation theory. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 034982

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