Making Public Policy
Authority, Organization and Values
By (author) Mark Considine
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Making Public Policy by Mark Considine
Book DescriptionMark Considine's new book explores the nature of public policy-making in a world undergoing cataclysmic change. Running through the text is the core assertion that policy-making can best be seen as a form of intervention into specific social and cultural contexts, and not as an engineered solution to universal problems. The book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to key issues and contemporary debates in public policy. The author draws on a wide range of examples from around the world to develop a framework for understanding the way social contexts, policy histories and institutional pathways generate opportunities. Separate chapters focus on public action, context, discourse, institutional pathways, networks, organizations, governance, citizen engagement and accountability. Clearly-written and compelling, this will be essential reading for upper-level undergraduate students taking courses in public policy, social policy, environmental studies, health studies, European studies and development.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745627533
(236mm x 159mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Considine
Getting Welfare to Work, Hardback (October 2015)
Getting Welfare to Work traces the development of the Australia, UK, and Dutch employment services systems.
Contracting-Out Welfare Services: Comparing National Policy Designs for Unemployment Assistance, Paperback (February 2015)
Contracting-out Welfare Services focuses on the design and overhaul of welfare-to-work systems around the world in the light of the radical re-design of the welfare system; internationally based authors utilise a national/program case study, considering employment services policy and activation practices.
Networks, Innovation and Public Policy, Hardback (January 2009)» View all books by Mark Considine
This book examines the different normative approaches politicians, bureaucrats and community actors use to frame the innovation puzzle, arguing that these create specific cultures of innovation. The authors explore the role of formal institutions and informal networks in promoting and impeding governmental innovation.
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Author Biography - Mark Considine
Mark Considine is Professor and Director at the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne.
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