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Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy


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The Politics of Evidence: From evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence

The Politics of Evidence: From evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence

1st Edition

Justin Parkhurst
October 12, 2017

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. There has been an enormous increase in interest in the use of evidence for public policymaking, but the vast...

Decentring Urban Governance: Narratives, Resistance and Contestation

Decentring Urban Governance: Narratives, Resistance and Contestation

1st Edition

Mark Bevir, Kim McKee, Peter Matthews
September 18, 2017

Decentring Urban Governance seeks to rethink governance not as a particular state formation, but as the diverse policies emerging associated with the impact of modernist social science on policy making, considering the diverse meanings that inspire governing practices across time, space, and policy...

Frontline Delivery of Welfare-to-Work Policies in Europe: Activating the Unemployed

Frontline Delivery of Welfare-to-Work Policies in Europe: Activating the Unemployed

1st Edition

Rik van Berkel, Dorte Caswell, Peter Kupka, Flemming Larsen
August 03, 2017

Welfare-to-work or activation policies refer to programmes aimed at promoting the employability, labour-market and social participation of benefit recipients of working age. Frontline workers delivering these policies are conceived of as policy implementers, as policy makers, and as actors...

Decentring Health Policy: Learning from British Experiences in Healthcare Governance

Decentring Health Policy: Learning from British Experiences in Healthcare Governance

1st Edition

Mark Bevir, Justin Waring
July 27, 2017

Taking a ‘decentred’ approach to the analysis of health policy means being attentive to the historical contingencies and circumstances within which reforms are located, the influence of dominant or elite narratives in the shaping of policy, the local traditions and customary practices through which...

Living in an Age of Mistrust: An Interdisciplinary Study of Declining Trust and How to Get it Back

Living in an Age of Mistrust: An Interdisciplinary Study of Declining Trust and How to Get it Back

1st Edition

Andrew I. Yeo, Matthew N. Green
July 26, 2017

Trust is a concept familiar to most. Whether we are cognizant of it or not, we experience it on a daily basis. Yet trust is quickly eroding in civic and political life. Americans’ trust in their government has reached all-time lows. The political and social consequences of this decline in trust are...

Childhood Citizenship, Governance and Policy: The politics of becoming adult

Childhood Citizenship, Governance and Policy: The politics of becoming adult

1st Edition

Sana Nakata
June 30, 2017

Debates about children’s rights not only concern those things that children have a right to have and to do but also our broader social and political community, and the moral and political status of the child within it. This book examines children’s rights and citizenship in the USA, UK and...

Europeanisation, Good Governance and Corruption in the Public Sector: The Case of Turkey

Europeanisation, Good Governance and Corruption in the Public Sector: The Case of Turkey

1st Edition

Digdem Soyaltin
June 28, 2017

When and to what extent external actors, especially the EU, contribute to induce legal and administrative changes and help domestic authorities address the disconnect between good governance standards and corrupt practices? Comparing external promotion of anti-corruption norms and provisions in...

The Idea of Good Governance and the Politics of the Global South: An Analysis of its Effects

The Idea of Good Governance and the Politics of the Global South: An Analysis of its Effects

1st Edition

Haroon A. Khan
April 13, 2017

One of the major objectives of good governance is human development. Many worry that without good governance, many developing countries may become failed states. Using one of the worst industrial disasters in Bangladesh to date, Haroon A. Khan helps further our understanding of the importance of...

The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives

The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives

1st Edition

Laurie Buonanno, Natalia Cuglesan, Keith Henderson
March 14, 2017

The European Union and the US are currently negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with potentially enormous economic gains for both partners. Experts from the European Union and the US explore not only the groundwork laid for TTIP under the "New...

The Ideal of Public Service: Reflections on the Higher Civil Service in Britain

The Ideal of Public Service: Reflections on the Higher Civil Service in Britain

1st Edition

Barry O'Toole
November 18, 2016

A close examination of the ethics of higher civil servants in Britain and how they have been undermined by recent developments in public administration. Barry O'Toole tackles key questions such as: how should public servants behave? how should they be encouraged to think ethically?...

The Public Legitimacy of Minority Claims: A Central/Eastern European perspective

The Public Legitimacy of Minority Claims: A Central/Eastern European perspective

1st Edition

Plamen Makariev
September 22, 2016

Problems involving minorities still constitute a significant challenge for public policies in countries such as the ones on the territories of the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Unassimilated, facing the cultural "non-transparency" of their lifeworlds, and usually without autonomy, their...

Health Care Policy and Opinion in the United States and Canada

Health Care Policy and Opinion in the United States and Canada

1st Edition

Richard Nadeau, Éric Bélanger, François Pétry, Stuart N Soroka, Antonia Maioni
August 03, 2016

Heated debate surrounds the topic of health care in both the US and in Canada. In each country, these debates are based in some measure on perceptions about health care in their neighboring country. The perceptions held by Canadians about the US health care system, or those held by Americans about...

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