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Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy

Institutional Entrepreneurship and Policy Change

Theoretical and Empirical Explorations

Editors: Bakir, Caner, Jarvis, Darryl S. L. (Eds.)

  • Focusses on agential actors within institutional settings and processes of entrepreneurship that facilitate isomorphism and policy changeDraws together country case studies from China, Israel, Hungary, Chile and Austria
  • Appeals to students and scholars of Public Policy, Political Science, Public Administration and Political Economy
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This book is about the role of agents in policy and institutional change. It draws on cross-country case studies. The focus on ‘agency’ has been an important development, enabling researchers to better reveal the causal mechanisms generating institutional change (i.e., how institutional change actually takes place). However, past research has generally been limited to specific intellectual silos or scholarly domains of inquiry. Policy scholars, for example, have tended to focus on the various mechanisms and levels at which agency operates, drawing on institutionalist perspectives but not always actively contributing to institutionalist theory. Institutionalist perspectives, by contrast, have tended to operate at macro-levels of enquiry, embracing the ontological primacy of institutions in processes of isomorphism but not necessarily contributing to or embracing policy perspectives that engage in more granular analyses of policy making processes, implementation, and the instantiation of institutional and policy change. Despite the obvious complementarities of these two intellectual traditions, it is surprising how little collaborative work, or indeed cross fertilization of theory and analytical design has occurred. The core novelty of this volume is thus its focus on agential actors within institutional settings and processes of entrepreneurship that facilitate isomorphism and policy change. The book’s theoretical framework is grounded in variants of institutional theory, especially historical, sociological and organisational institutionalism and policy entrepreneurship literature. The overall conclusion is that that both institutionalists and public policy scholars have largely overlooked the importance of complex interactions between interdependent structures, institutions, and agents in processes of institutional and policy change.

About the authors

Caner Bakir is Associate Professor of Political Science, with a special focus on International and Comparative Political Economy, and Public Policy and Administration at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. 
Darryl S.L. Jarvis is Professor of Global Studies, Faculty of Liberal Studies and Social Sciences at the Education University of Hong Kong (formally the Hong Kong Institute of Education).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Institutional and Policy Change: Meta-theory and Method

    Bakir, Caner (et al.)

    Pages 1-38

  • Enablers and Time: How Context Shapes Entrepreneurship in Institutional and Policy Change

    Galanti, Maria Tullia

    Pages 41-61

  • Institutional Change Through Institutionalization: Combining Different Approaches

    Oliveira Miranda, Luciana (et al.)

    Pages 63-84

  • The New Economic, Sociological and Historical Institutionalisms in Social Policy

    Vargas-Hernández, José G. (et al.)

    Pages 85-109

  • Local Policy Entrepreneurship in Authoritarian China: The Case of a “Model” Health Care Reform

    He, Alex Jingwei

    Pages 113-138

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70350-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70349-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Institutional Entrepreneurship and Policy Change
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Empirical Explorations
Editors
  • Caner Bakir
  • Darryl S. L. Jarvis
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
978-3-319-70350-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70350-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70349-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 313
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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