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Policy Paradox

Policy Paradox
  • Author : Deborah Stone
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :408
  • ISBN : 0393912728
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Summary : The most accessible policy text available. Policy making is a political struggle over values and ideas. By exposing the paradoxes that underlie even seemingly straightforward policy decisions, Policy Paradox shows students that politics cannot be cleansed from the process in favor of "rationality." Author Deborah Stone has fully revised and updated this popular text, which now includes many paradoxes that have arisen since September 11. Examples throughout the book have been updated, and the prose has been streamlined to make a great read even better.

Policy Paradox

Policy Paradox
  • Author : Deborah A. Stone
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :394
  • ISBN : 039396857X
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Summary : Since its debut, Policy Paradox has been widely acclaimed as the most accessible policy text available.

The Policy Paradox in Africa

The Policy Paradox in Africa
  • Author : Elias Ayuk,Mohamed Ali Marouani
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781552503355
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Summary : It is becoming increasingly clear that without sweeping changes to both domestic and international policies, Africa will not reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. While there seems to be a consensus on increasing aid to Africa, donors will undoubtedly favour democratic countries that adopt sound development policies. For development policies to be sound, however, they must not only meet short-term political expediencies, they must also tap the broad knowledge base that is furnished by policy research in Africa, particularly economic research on a continent confronting chronic and crushing poverty. What role does economic research, particularly by African economic researchers, play in the existing process of policy development in Africa?. This book examines the extent to which policy-makers and political leaders take into account home-grown African research when they formulate policies intended to promote sustainable development. It reveals that there is a disconnect between policy-making and economic research and proposes ways that researchers can help to bridge this gap, improve the policy-making process, and thus enhance development efforts in Africa.

The Environmental Policy Paradox (1-download)

The Environmental Policy Paradox (1-download)
  • Author : Zachary A. Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-25
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781317348580
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Summary : This book examines environmental policy in the United States in air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, waste disposal, and other areas. It discusses the legal processes that come into play when citizens pursue environmental policy goals in the courts.

Policy Paradox and Political Reason

Policy Paradox and Political Reason
  • Author : Deborah A. Stone
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :316
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106010567623
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Summary : Includes index.

Family Policy Paradoxes

Family Policy Paradoxes
  • Author : Åsa Lundqvist
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-01
  • Total pages :155
  • ISBN : 9781847424556
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Summary : This book looks at political attempts to create a 'modern family' and the aspiration to regulate the family and establish gender equality, examining the regulation of the family in Sweden between 1930 and today.

The Paradox of Risk

The Paradox of Risk
  • Author : Angel Ubide
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-01
  • Total pages :298
  • ISBN : 9780881327205
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Summary : For decades, economic policymakers have worshipped at the altar of combating inflation, reducing public deficits, and discouraging risky behavior by investors. That mindset made them hesitate when the global financial crisis erupted in 2007–08. In the face of the worst economic disaster in 75 years, they often worried excessively about the risks and possible losses from their actions, rather than moving forcefully to support financial institutions, governments, and people. Ángel Ubide's provocative thesis in Paradox of Risk is that central banks' fear of inflation and risk taking has hampered their efforts to revive global prosperity. In their confusion, he argues, policymakers made the recovery weaker. He calls on world leaders to abandon old shibboleths and learn the lessons from the financial crisis and its sluggish aftermath. Ubide mobilizes a wealth of research on the experience from the last decade, urging policymakers to leave their "comfort zone," embrace risk taking, and take bolder action to brighten the world's economic prospects. (The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) provided funding for this study).

Paradoxes of European Foreign Policy

Paradoxes of European Foreign Policy
  • Author : Jan Zielonka
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998-05-26
  • Total pages :171
  • ISBN : 9041105719
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Summary : Addresses paradoxes in the EU's foreign policy, and asks questions such as: how can the European Union's "power of attraction", combined with its operational weakness, be explained?; and can the EU remain a "civilian power" when coping with an "uncivilized" world?

The Practice of American Public Policymaking

The Practice of American Public Policymaking
  • Author : Selden Biggs,Lelia B. Helms
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-10-04
  • Total pages :530
  • ISBN : 0765628325
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Summary : Designed for upper-level and professional courses, this text is a state-of-the-art introduction to the public policymaking process that gives equal attention to issues of policy implementation and public governance. It uses an innovative systems approach, integrating the activities, actors, tools, and techniques of policymaking, to provide a comprehensive framework for policy design and analysis. The book is practice-oriented, with a focus on the ways that policymakers at all levels employ the standard technologies of governance--authority, agency, program, rule, contract, and budget--to design policy outputs and achieve policy outcomes. Through extensive use of graphics, the text makes concepts easy to grasp for a generation of students accustomed to the visual presentation of ideas. Case studies illustrate the tools and techniques discussed, and key terms, questions for discussion, and suggested readings round out each chapter. Among the many emerging issues covered in this text that will be especially relevant for upper-level and professional programs and student-practitioners are: --program design --performance management --public contracting --policy networks --venue shopping --commercial and nonprofit sector participation in the policymaking process.

Regulating Preventive Justice

Regulating Preventive Justice
  • Author : Tamara Tulich,Rebecca Ananian-Welsh,Simon Bronitt,Sarah Murray
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-01-20
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 9781317218555
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Summary : Like medicine, law is replete with axioms of prevention. ‘Prevention is better than cure’ has a long pedigree in both fields. 17th century jurist Sir Edward Coke observed that ‘preventing justice excelleth punishing justice’. A century later, Sir William Blackstone similarly stated that ‘preventive justice is ...preferable in all respects to punishing justice’. This book evaluates the feasibility and legitimacy of state attempts to regulate prevention. Though prevention may be desirable as a matter of policy, questions are inevitably raised as to its limits and legitimacy, specifically, how society reconciles the desirability of averting risks of future harm with respect for the rule of law, procedural fairness and human rights. While these are not new questions for legal scholars, they have been brought into sharper relief in policy and academic circles in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Over the past 15 years, a body of legal scholarship has tracked the intensified preventive focus of anti-terrorism law and policy, observing how this focus has impacted negatively upon traditional legal frameworks. However, preventive law and policy in other contexts, such as environmental protection, mental health, immigration and corruption has not received sustained focus. This book extends that body of scholarship, through use of case studies from these diverse regulatory settings, in order to examine and critique the principles, policies and paradoxes of preventive justice. "Whereas earlier scholars looked upon preventive justice as a source and means of regulation, the powerfully argued contributions to this volume provide forceful reasons to consider whether we would do better talk about regulating preventive justice." Professor Lucia Zedner, Oxford University

U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Author : Steven W. Hook
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-12-08
  • Total pages :520
  • ISBN : 9781506321608
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Summary : The same aspects of American government and society that propelled the United States to global primacy have also hampered its orderly and successful conduct of foreign policy. This paradox challenges U.S. leaders to overcome threats to America's world power in the face of fast-moving global developments and political upheavals at home. The fully updated Fifth Edition of Steven W. Hook’s U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power explores this paradox, identifies its key sources and manifestations, and considers its future implications as it asks whether U.S. foreign policymakers can manage these dynamics in a manner that preserves U.S. primacy.

Plagues and the Paradox of Progress

Plagues and the Paradox of Progress
  • Author : Thomas J. Bollyky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 9780262537964
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Summary : Introduction --The Age-old balance between host and parasite --Determinants of history, agents of human tragedy --The different paths to progress --Why worry in the Age of Miracles? --A worrisome future is not inevitable --1.How the world starts getting better --Death, disease, and the fall of prehistoric man --The path to better health in wealthier nations --A better world begins as a more unequal one --2. --Diseases of conquest and colony --The colonial and military roots of global health --The path to better health in poorer nations --Death and demography --The legacy of ebola --The difference that health aid makes --3.Diseases of childhood --A child survival revolution --China's other great leap forward --Is healthier wealthier? --The (potential) dividends of demography --Sunny in Nairobi, with a chance of storms --Cell phones, not factories --The perils of youth --4. --Diseases of settlement --Cholera and the white death --A simple solution --Poor world cities --The perils of growing naturally --Climate and the environment --The Tunis effect --Returning to Dhaka --5.Diseases of place --The growth industry in Agadez, Niger --People, not just potatoes --Migration as the history of disease --The world is getting better in worrisome ways --6. --The exoneration of William H. Stewart --Confronting the complex of multiple causation --The role of aid in adapting to the decline of infectious diseases --The myth of the good epidemic.

The Takeover of Social Policy by Financialization

The Takeover of Social Policy by Financialization
  • Author : Lena Lavinas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-25
  • Total pages :219
  • ISBN : 9781137491077
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Summary : This book critically addresses the model of social inclusion that prevailed in Brazil under the rule of the Workers Party from the early 2000s until 2015. It examines how the emergence of a mass consumer society proved insufficient, not only to overcome underdevelopment, but also to consolidate the comprehensive social protection system inherited from Brazil’s 1988 Constitution. By juxtaposing different theoretical frameworks, this book scrutinizes how the current finance-dominated capitalism has reshaped the role of social policy, away from rights-based decommodified benefits and towards further commodification. This constitutes the Brazilian paradox: how a center-left government has promoted and boosted financialization through a market incorporation strategy using credit as a lever for expanding financial inclusion. In so doing, it has pushed the subjection of social policy further into the logic of financial markets.

Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters

Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters
  • Author : Deborah Stone
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-06
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 9781631495939
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Summary : “Deborah Stone’s mind-altering insight is that the numbers we use to capture the human experience are themselves a form of creative story-telling. They shouldn’t end the conversation, but spark a deeper and richer one. Counting deserves five stars for showing why five stars can never tell the whole story.” —Jacob S. Hacker, co-author of Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality What do people do when they count? What do numbers really mean? We all know that people can lie with statistics, but in this groundbreaking work, eminent political scientist Deborah Stone uncovers a much deeper problem. With help from Dr. Seuss and Cookie Monster, she explains why numbers can’t be objective: in order to count, one must first decide what counts. Every number is the ending to a story built on cultural assumptions, social conventions, and personal judgments. And yet, in this age of big data and metric mania, numbers shape almost every facet of our lives: whether we get hired, fired, or promoted; whether we get into college or out of prison; how our opinions are gathered and portrayed to politicians; or how government designs health and safety regulations. In warm and playful prose, Counting explores what happens when we measure nebulous notions like merit, race, poverty, pain, or productivity. When so much rides on numbers, they can become instruments of social welfare, justice, and democracy—or not. The citizens of Flint, Michigan, for instance, used numbers to prove how their household water got contaminated and to force their government to take remedial action. In stark contrast, the Founding Fathers finessed an intractable conflict by counting each slave as three-fifths of a person in the national census. They set a terrible precedent for today’s politicians who claim to solve moral and political dilemmas with arithmetic. Suffused with moral reflection and ending with a powerful epilogue on COVID-19’s dizzying statistics, Counting will forever change our relationship with numbers.

What Water Is Worth: Overlooked Non-Economic Value in Water Resources

What Water Is Worth: Overlooked Non-Economic Value in Water Resources
  • Author : K. Russo,Z. Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10-22
  • Total pages :104
  • ISBN : 9781137062499
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Summary : What Water is Worth addresses both conventional and non-conventional values of water, discussing the value of water as it relates to conventional microeconomics, water's true utility and government regulation, and new and current practices in water management.

Prediction

Prediction
  • Author : Daniel Sarewitz,Roger A. Pielke,Radford Byerly
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-04
  • Total pages :405
  • ISBN : 1559637765
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Summary : Based upon ten case studies, Prediction explores how science-based predictions guide policy making and what this means in terms of global warming, biogenetically modifying organisms and polluting the environment with chemicals.

Shaping Education Policy

Shaping Education Policy
  • Author : Douglas E. Mitchell,Robert L. Crowson,Dorothy Shipps
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-06-01
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 9781136869969
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Summary : Shaping Education Policy is a comprehensive overview of education politics and policy during the most turbulent and rapidly changing period in American history. Respected scholars review the history of education policy to explain the political powers and processes that shape education today. Chapters cover major themes that have influenced education, including the civil rights movement, federal involvement, the accountability movement, family choice, and development of nationalization and globalization. Sponsored by the Politics of Education Association, this edited collection examines the tumultuous shifts in education policy over the last six decades and projects the likely future of public education. This book is a necessary resource for understanding the evolution, current status, and possibilities of educational policy and politics.

The Search for Good Government

The Search for Good Government
  • Author : Filippo Sabetti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :313
  • ISBN : 0773524851
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Summary : Sabetti argues that poor government performance in contemporary Italy has been an unintended consequence of attempts to craft institutions for good government. He shows that a chief problem in contemporary Italy is not the absence of the rule of law but the presence of rule by law or too many laws.

Analyzing Social Policy

Analyzing Social Policy
  • Author : Mary Katherine O'Connor,F. Ellen Netting
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-02-02
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 1118044193
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Summary : From formulation to implementation, an approach to the analysis of social policy through the lens of research Analyzing Social Policy prepares professionals and students to make better informed decisions related to identifying and understanding the intricacies and potential impact of social policymaking and enactment on their organization as well as their individual responsibilities, goals, and objectives. Authors Mary Katherine O'Connor and F. Ellen Netting thoroughly examine various approaches to the analysis of social policies and how these approaches provide the knowledge, multiple perspectives, and other resources to understand and grasp the nuances of social policy in all its complexity. Comprehensive and based on research, Analyzing Social Policy explores: An overview of the practice of social policy analysis The role of research in guiding policy analysis The idea of policy analyses as research Themes, assumptions, and major theories that undergird rational models of policy analysis Nonrational themes, assumptions, and major theories informing nontraditional interpretive and critical approaches to policy analysis Strategies for applying selected models and approaches when engaging in policy analysis as research Providing practitioners and students with a set of tools that can be used to enhance an understanding of what constitutes policy as well as acceptable standards for critical analysis of policy, this resource enables policy advocates—regardless of their level—to be political, strategic, and critical in their work.

Theories of the Policy Process

Theories of the Policy Process
  • Author : Paul A. Sabatier,Christopher M Weible
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-08
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780813349275
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Summary : Theories of the Policy Process provides a forum for the experts in the most established and widely used theoretical frameworks in policy process research to present the basic propositions, empirical evidence, latest updates, and the promising future research opportunities of each framework. This well-regarded volume covers such enduring classics as Multiple Streams (Zahariadis et al.), Punctuated Equilibrium (Jones et al.), Advocacy Coalition Framework (Jenkins-Smith et al.), Institutional Analysis and Development Framework (Schlager and Cox), and Policy Diffusion (Berry and Berry), as well as two newer theories-Policy Feedback (Mettler and SoRelle) and Narrative Policy Framework (McBeth et al.). The fourth edition now includes a discussion of global and comparative perspectives in each theoretical chapter and a brand-new chapter that explores how these theories have been adapted for, and employed in, non-American and non-Western contexts. An expanded introduction and revised conclusion fully examines and contextualizes the history, trajectories and functions of public policy research. Since its first publication in 1999, Theories of the Policy Process has been, and remains, the quintessential gateway to the field of policy process research for students, scholars and practitioners.

The Environmental Policy Paradox

The Environmental Policy Paradox
  • Author : Zachary A. Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-19
  • Total pages :440
  • ISBN : 9781317226628
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Summary : Updated in its seventh edition, The Environmental Policy Paradox provides an introduction to the policy-making process in the United States with regard to air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, and waste disposal, while introducing readers to both global and international environmental issues and institutions. The text explains why some environmental ideas shape policy while others do not, and illustrates that even when the best short- and long-term solutions to environmental problems are identified, the task of implementing these solutions is often left undone or is completed too late. Readers are presented with a comprehensive history of the environmental movement paired with the most up-to-date account of environmental policy available today. New to the Seventh Edition Covers new topics including fracking, Arctic drilling, the Keystone XL pipeline controversy, GMOs, food security, and the green economy. Provides expanded information about the subsidy process. Extends the treatment of land preservation with a discussion of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Adds Discussion Questions to the end of each chapter.