King Trends and the Future of Public Policy

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This study presents, for the first time, a synoptic picture of the future directions in which public policy in EU countries is likely to move based on using contemporary theories of policy-making to deduce the implications for public policy of major long-term technological, economic, environmental and social trends. The resulting 12 policy implications can be loosely summarized as more assertive security policies, more business-friendly economic policies, more liberal social policies and increased public ...

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Overview

This study presents, for the first time, a synoptic picture of the future directions in which public policy in EU countries is likely to move based on using contemporary theories of policy-making to deduce the implications for public policy of major long-term technological, economic, environmental and social trends. The resulting 12 policy implications can be loosely summarized as more assertive security policies, more business-friendly economic policies, more liberal social policies and increased public spending.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403987709
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/14/2006
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

HUGH COMPSTON is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Cardiff University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Policy Networks and Advocacy Coalitions in Action
• PART I: THE MARCH OF NEW TECHNOLOGY
• Information and Communications Technology
• Biotechnology
• Healthcare Technology
• Military Technology
• PART II: GROWING AFFLUENCE AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE
• Growth and Diversification of Production and Consumption
• Greater Energy Use
• Increasing Mobility
• The Shift To Services
• The Growth of Women's Employment
• The Expansion of Trade
• The Internationalisation of Production
• The Internationalisation of Finance
• The Expansion of Mass Media
• PART III: CLIMATE CHANGE
• Climate Change
• PART IV: AGEING, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL LIBERALIZATION
• Population Ageing
• Rising Levels of Education
• Smaller Households
• Secularization
• Sexual Liberalization
• PART V: THE BIG PICTURE
• The Shape of Things to Come

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