Handbook of Public Policy in Europe: Britain, France and Germany

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Overview

This handbook provides an invaluable overview of the content of public policy across the full range of policy areas in Britain, France and Germany. It is designed to be used by students, experts and practitioners both to help compare public policy across different policy areas and countries and as a source of information on individual policy areas. Each chapter describes the nature of public policy in a particular area, makes detailed comparisons of selected aspects and outlines recent developments. Detailed Internet references are also provided.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403902917
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/15/2005
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Compston is Senior Lecturer and Director of Politics in the School of European Studies, Cardiff University, and Convenor of the Standing Group on Comparative Political Economy of the European Consortium for Political Research.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : the nature of public policy in Britain, France and Germany 1
1 Foreign policy 17
2 Defence 26
3 Policing and internal security 39
4 Judicial policy 49
5 Penal policy 57
6 Immigration 66
7 Macroeconomic policy 79
8 Taxation 89
9 Competition 99
10 Employment 110
11 Investment 121
12 Business regulation 131
13 Financial regulation 142
14 Research and development 153
15 Regional policy 162
16 Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 175
17 Energy 194
18 Transport 205
19 Communications 217
20 Information society 229
21 Water 241
22 Media 252
23 Environmental policy 265
24 Health 277
25 Social security 290
26 Social services 301
27 Education 310
28 Housing and urban affairs 322
29 Women 331
30 Minorities 342
31 Family policy 352
32 Culture 365
33 Sport 373
34 Religion 382
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