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  • How Policies Changeby John Creighton Campbell

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.50

    Japan is aging rapidly, and its government has been groping with the implications of this profound social change. In a pioneering study of postwar Japanese social policy, John Creighton Campbell traces the growth from small beginnings to an elaborate and expensive set of pension, health care, employment, and social service programs for older people.... more...

  • Cultural Policies in East Asiaby Hye-Kyung Lee; Lorraine Lim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book provides a detailed snapshot of cultural policies in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. In addition to an historical overview of the culture-state relationships in East Asia, it provides an analysis of contemporary developments occurring in the regions' cultural policies and the challenges they are facing. more...

  • Comparing Mass Media in Established Democraciesby Lisa Müller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book examines the contribution of mass media to modern democracies, in comparative perspective. Part I deals with the conceptualization and implementation of a systematic framework to assess democratic media performance, both in terms of media systems and content. Part II studies media effects on the quality of democracy. more...

  • Watching the Watchersby Bochel Hugh; Andrew Defty; Jane Kirkpatrick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This study offers the first detailed examination of the varied means by which parliament through its committees and the work of individual members has sought to scrutinise the British intelligence and security agencies and the government's use of intelligence. more...

  • Clusters and Globalization: The Development of Urban and Regional Economiesby C. Pitelis; R. Sugden; J.R. Wilson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Clustering as an economic policy concern has become increasingly fashionable. The authors of this book shed light on this subject on which there remains remarkably little understanding, and even less agreement, regarding what clusters are, what they require for success and what impacts they are likely to have in different contexts, locally, nationally... more...

  • Public Policy in Asiaby Mukul G. Asher; David Newman; Thomas P. Snyder

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2002; US$ 120.00

    In this text, experts in Asian economics, public management, law and the sciences explore critical issues that will have a role in future policy debates. Topics include growth, income security and fiscal reform; governance and public management; and technological innovation and the environment. more...

  • King Trends and the Future of Public Policyby Dr Hugh Compston

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    This study presents, for the first time, a synoptic picture of the future directions in which public policy in EU countries is likely to move based on using contemporary theories of policy-making to deduce the implications for public policy of major long-term technological, economic, environmental and social trends. more...

  • Public Policy Analysisby Professor Peter Knoepfel; Dr Corinne Larrue; Dr Frederic Varone

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 99.00

    This book is an English version of a successful text* on public policy analysis originally written for policy practitioners in Switzerland and France. It presents a model for the analysis of public policy and includes examples of its application in everyday political-administrative situations. This English version introduces supplementary illustrations... more...

  • The Politics of Evaluationby David Taylor; Susan Balloch

    Policy Press 2005; US$ 35.00

    Evaluation has become a central tool in the development of contemporary social policy. Its widespread popularity is based on the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of policies and programmes. This book sees evaluation as an inherently political activity, as much about forms of governance as scientific practice. Using a wide range of examples... more...

  • Policy Reconsideredby Dr Susan M. Hodgson; Dr Zoë Irving

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    This book identifies key topics within the policy arena and subjects them to sustained theoretical and practical appraisal. It shows the gains to be made from applying a cross-disciplinary lens to the study of 'policy', with contributors presenting critical and reflective engagements with the theory and practice of policy at all levels of political... more...