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Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy

Policy Capacity and Governance

Assessing Governmental Competences and Capabilities in Theory and Practice

Editors: Xun, Wu, Howlett, Michael, Ramesh, M. (Eds.)

  • Synthesizes research on capacity in both theoretical and empirical contexts, from a range of countries and levels of governance
  • Draws together contributions from some of the leading policy researchers in the world
  • Of interest to scholars of public policy who work in a number of fields ranging from geography to communications, health, social work, and political science
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About this book

This book provides unique insights into the role of policy capacity in policymaking and policy change, as it is being uncovered at the research frontier in contemporary policy studies. The book is structured into a series of sections on policy capacity in theory and practice, each focusing on a specific aspect of policy capacity and its influence on policy formulation, decision-making, implementation and evaluation. In addition to making a significant contribution to the body of literature on the theoretical approaches to researching the role of capacity in policymaking, it also provides practical examples of the application of these approaches through a variety of national and sectoral case studies.  Including contributions from authors working in a wide variety of disciplines, the book demonstrates, across the various topics investigated, many commonalities and consistencies in relation to the study of policy capacity and policy-making.  This work has interdisciplinary appeal and will engage scholars in fields ranging from geography to communications, health, social work and political science, amongst others with an interest in public policy.



About the authors

Michael Howlett is Burnaby Mountain Chair in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada, and Yong Pung How Chair Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

M Ramesh is Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

WU Xun is Professor in the Division of Social Science and the Division of Environment at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.



 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Policy Capacity: Conceptual Framework and Essential Components

    Wu, Xun (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

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  • Policy Capacity in Public Administration

    Guy Peters, B.

    Pages 29-48

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  • Policy Analytical Capacity: The Supply and Demand for Policy Analysis in Government

    Howlett, Michael

    Pages 49-66

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  • Measuring Policy Capacity Through Governance Indices

    Hartley, Kris (et al.)

    Pages 67-97

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  • Measuring Policy Analytical Capacity for the Environment: A Case for Engaging New Actors

    Hsu, Angel

    Pages 99-120

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Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54675-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 128,39 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54674-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policy Capacity and Governance
Book Subtitle
Assessing Governmental Competences and Capabilities in Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Wu Xun
  • Michael Howlett
  • M. Ramesh
Series Title
Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54675-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54675-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54674-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 445
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations
Topics