Continuity and Change in Public Policy and Management

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"Continuity and Change in Public Policy and Management offers a major reconsideration of patterns in long-term policymaking and organizational change. Christopher Pollitt and Geert Bouckaert use international and inter-sectoral comparison to challenge some currently fashionable models of policymaking." Combining theory development, international comparison and original case study analysis, two of Europe's leading public policy and management scholars apply and develop some of the main models of policy change and offer a revealing long-term view ...

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Overview

"Continuity and Change in Public Policy and Management offers a major reconsideration of patterns in long-term policymaking and organizational change. Christopher Pollitt and Geert Bouckaert use international and inter-sectoral comparison to challenge some currently fashionable models of policymaking." Combining theory development, international comparison and original case study analysis, two of Europe's leading public policy and management scholars apply and develop some of the main models of policy change and offer a revealing long-term view of policy developments since 1965. Drawing on an extensive programme of elite interviews and documentary analysis they provide an integrated treatment of national and local policymaking in two major public services - hospital care and the police - in England and Belgium. This timely book addresses the 'paradigm wars' in public policy, arguing for a nuanced intermediate position that challenges the orthodox and the post-modernists alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857935434
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Theory and method in comparative studies of organizational change 1

2 National reforms : the Belgian and English regimes 22

3 National reforms : hospitals 32

4 National reforms : police 50

5 National reforms : intersectoral comparison 71

6 What happened locally? : hospitals 81

7 What happened locally? : police 101

8 Reflections on theories of change 135

9 Reflections on doctrines of comparison 170

App The Brighton-Leuven project 195

References 198

Index 211

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