Policy Process: A Reader

Policy Process: A Reader

by Michael Hill, Malcolm Hill

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Overview

In this new edition of his classic reader, Michael Hill seeks to make the selected extracts reflect a more European outlook on the processess of policy-making and implementation. With reference to the third edition of his popular textbook, The Policy Process in the Modern State, Hill has maintained the thematic approach of the first edition, looking in turn at approaches to policy making in Europe, power, bureaucracy and the State, the rationality/incrememtalism debate, the role of organisational theory in policy implementation, street-level bureaucracy and discretion. Already praised as one of the best readers available in thisfield, Michael Hill's new edition will be even more valued as a reference and teaching resource by students and lecturers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780136169475
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Edition description: REV
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

  1. POLICY AND POLICY ANALYSIS
  2. Introduction. Perspectives on Policy Analysis - Ian Gordon, Janet Lewis, and Ken Young
  3. Theory and Practice in Public Policy and Administration - Martin Minogue
  4. Policy Analysis: Models and Approaches - Bill Jenkins
  5. THE ROLE OF THE STATE
  6. Introduction
  7. Three Distinctive Views of Power Compared - Steven Lukes
  8. The Evolution of Pluralist Theory - Gregor McLennan
  9. The Evolution of Marxist Approaches to State Organization - Patrick Dunleavy and Brendan O'Leary
  10. Bringing the State Back In - Theda Skocpol
  11. BUREAUCRACY AND THE STATE
  12. Introduction
  13. Rational-Legal Authority and Bureaucracy - Max Weber
  14. The Economic Theory of Bureaucracy - Gordon Tullock
  15. Efficiency Rules, OK? Weber and the Economic Enterprise Alternatives - Stewart Clegg
  16. Explaining the Privatization Boom: Public Choice versus Radical Approaches - Patrick Dunleavy
  17. APPLYING POLICY-MAKING THEORIES
  18. Introduction
  19. Master of Fate or Victim of Circumstance: The Exercise of Corporate Power in Environmental Policy-Making - Andrew Blowers
  20. Power in Health Services - Chris Ham
  21. THE DEBATE ABOUT RATIONALITY AND INCREMENTALISM
  22. Introduction
  23. The Artificial Debate Between Rationalist and Incrementalist Models of Decision Making - Gilbert Smith and David May
  24. Political Rationality or Incrementalism - Robert Gregory
  25. IMPLEMENTATION
  26. Introduction
  27. Why 'Perfect Implementation' is Unattainable - Brian Hogwood and Lewis Gunn
  28. Implementation Structures: A New Unit of Administrative Analysis - Benny Hjern and David O. Porter
  29. Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches to Implementation Research - Paul A. Sabatier
  30. APPLICATIONS OF THE STUDY OF ORGANISATIONS TO THE STUDY OF THE POLICY PROCESS
  31. Introduction
  32. The Development of Management Thought - Chris Pollitt
  33. Organizational Models of Social Program Implementation - Richard E. Elmore
  34. Structure and Action as Constructs in the Practice of Public Administration - Pieter Degeling and Hal Colebatch
  35. Collaboration in Social Welfare: A Framework for Analysis - Bob Hudson
  36. THE INFLUENCE OF FRONT-LINE STAFF: STREET-LEVEL BUREAUCRACY, PROFESSIONALISM AND DISCRETION
  37. Introduction
  38. Street-Level Bureaucracy: An Introduction - Michael Lipsky
  39. Michael Lipsky and Street Level Bureaucracy: A Neglected Perspective - Bob Hudson
  40. Discretion and Power - Michael Adler and Stewart Asquith
  41. The Exercise of Discretion in the National Assistance Board - Michael Hill

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