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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Comparative Public Policy

ISBN 9780230319424
Publication Date January 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

A major new introduction to the comparative study of public policy. It examines the policy process in a wide range of policy areas and countries and considers the challenges of transfering policies from one society to another.

ANNELIESE DODDS is Lecturer in Public Policy at Aston University, UK.

Why Compare Public Policies?
Differences between Public Policies: An Introduction
Economic Policy
Welfare Policy
Health Policy
Education Policy
Environmental Policy
Interests and Public Policy
Ideas and Public Policy
The Impact of Institutions on Public Policies
Policy Transfer
Policy-making Beyond the Nation State
Comparative Public Policy Excluding the Majority World?
Doing Comparative Public Policy


This valuable text offers a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to public policy brought alive by helpful charts and boxes. Its excellent conceptual chapters are complemented by exemplary treatment of economic, welfare, health education and environmental policy and - most unique and timely - coverage of policy transfer, globalization, transnational developments and public policy in developing countries.' - Robert H. Blank, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
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