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How Ideas and Institutions Shape the Politics of Public Policy

Daniel Beland (McGill University, Montreal)

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Cambridge University Press
30 May 2019
Public administration; Central government policies; Regional government policies
This Element provides a critical review of existing literature on the role of ideas and institutions in the politics of public policy with the aim of contributing to the study of the politics of public policy. Because most policy scholars deal with the role of ideas or institutions in their research, such a critical review should help them improve their knowledge of crucial analytical issues in policy and political analysis. The following discussion brings together insights from both the policy studies literature and new institutionalism in sociology and political science, and stresses the explanatory role of ideas and institutions.
By:   Daniel Beland (McGill University Montreal)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 5mm
Weight:   200g
ISBN:   9781108721837
ISBN 10:   1108721834
Series:   Elements in Public Policy
Pages:   75
Publication Date:   30 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Introduction; 2. Ideas and institutions as explanatory factors; 3. Institutionalisms and institutions; 4. Political institutions and public policy; 5. Policy feedback; 6. From historical institutionalism to ideational analysis; 7. Mapping ideas: policy paradigms and beyond; 8. Ideas, actors, and the policy cycle; 9. Reconsidering theories of the policy process - ideas, institutions, and actors; 10. Ideas, political institutions, and transnational actors; 11. Ideas, institutions, and identities; 12. Ideas, power, and interests; 13. Institutions and the production of expertise; 14. Mechanisms of policy change; 15. Structural and psychological factors; 16. Conclusion.

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