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Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy


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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...

Transformational Public Policy: A new strategy for coping with uncertainty and risk

Transformational Public Policy: A new strategy for coping with uncertainty and risk

1st Edition

Mark Matthews
June 28, 2016

Transformational Public Policy examines how governments can more effectively handle uncertainty and risk in an uncertain and changing world. Unpredictable and changing circumstances often bring nasty surprises that can increase waste in governance and public debt. This book illustrates how new...

Governmentality after Neoliberalism

Governmentality after Neoliberalism

1st Edition

Mark Bevir
May 06, 2016

Neoliberalism has had a major impact on public policy but it has also perhaps obscured the equally dramatic spread of other policy tools based on significantly different forms of social science. This book therefore explores the mixture of social technologies that have arisen since neoliberalism,...

Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship: Civic Participation and the Future of Democracy

Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship: Civic Participation and the Future of Democracy

1st Edition

Denise M. Horn
August 17, 2015

This book explores the connection between strong democracy and neoliberal development schemes based on the concept of ‘social entrepreneurship’ in Thailand and Southern India. With an original approach, this book addresses the intersection between emerging approaches to development; namely...

Public Sector Ethics: Finding and Implementing Values

Public Sector Ethics: Finding and Implementing Values

1st Edition

Noel Preston, Charles Sampford
June 09, 2015

This study, with contributions from both scholars and practitioners, examines the theory and practice of public sector ethics across a broad range of environments....

Accountability in Crises and Public Trust in Governing Institutions

Accountability in Crises and Public Trust in Governing Institutions

1st Edition

Lina Svedin
September 12, 2014

This book examines how efforts to exert accountability in crises affect public trust in governing institutions. Using Sweden as the case study, this book provides a framework to analyse accountability in crises and looks at how this affects trust in government. Crises test the fabric of governing...

Understanding the Politics of Pandemic Scares: An Introduction to Global Politosomatics

Understanding the Politics of Pandemic Scares: An Introduction to Global Politosomatics

1st Edition

Mika Aaltola
July 01, 2011

Reactions to pandemics are unlike any other global emergency; with an emphasis on withdrawal and containment of the sight of the infected. Dealing with the historical and conceptual background of diseases in politics and international relations, this volume investigates the global political...

Changing Images of Civil Society: From Protest to Governance

Changing Images of Civil Society: From Protest to Governance

1st Edition

Bruno Jobert, Beate Kohler-Koch
June 10, 2010

Civil society has become one of the key parts of the reference framework for governance, seeking to replace traditional public action in which representative democracy is combined with bureaucratic implementation. The success of the civil society myth contrasts with and consequently manifests...

Governing Modern Societies: Towards Participatory Governance

Governing Modern Societies: Towards Participatory Governance

1st Edition

Hubert Heinelt
February 18, 2010

Is the ‘golden age’ of democracy really over due to the pressures of globalisation and the erosion of the nation state? Within this book, Heinelt seeks to address the democratic deficit in political systems linked to limited Citizen Participation reflecting on the notion of democracy and...

Reasserting the Public in Public Services: New Public Management Reforms

Reasserting the Public in Public Services: New Public Management Reforms

1st Edition

M. Ramesh, Eduardo Araral, Xun Wu
February 10, 2010

After two decades of dominating the public sector reform agenda, privatization is on the wane as states gradually reassert themselves in many formerly privatized sectors. The change of direction is a response to the realization that privatization is not working as intended, especially in public...

Legitimacy and Urban Governance: A Cross-National Comparative Study

Legitimacy and Urban Governance: A Cross-National Comparative Study

1st Edition

Hubert Heinelt, David Sweeting, Panagiotis Getimis
February 27, 2009

A fresh examination of the relationship between two key issues in the on-going debate on urban governance - leadership and community involvement. It explores the nature of the interaction between community involvement and political leadership in modern local governance by drawing on...

Urban Governance and Democracy: Leadership and Community Involvement

Urban Governance and Democracy: Leadership and Community Involvement

1st Edition

Michael Haus, Hubert Heinelt, Murray Stewart
October 22, 2007

The issue of local governance is high on the institutional agenda of many local and regional authorities throughout the OECD countries. This book explores the relationship between two key issues of urban governance - leadership and community involvement - and how making these two elements more...

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