Policy Networks and Policy Change: Putting Policy Network Theory to the Test

Overview

This study applies policy network theory to major technological, economic, environmental and social trends to generate propositions about the future of public policy. Among the findings are that we should expect more business-friendly policies, more intrusive law enforcement, more women-friendly policies, and stronger climate policies.

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Overview

This study applies policy network theory to major technological, economic, environmental and social trends to generate propositions about the future of public policy. Among the findings are that we should expect more business-friendly policies, more intrusive law enforcement, more women-friendly policies, and stronger climate policies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230223684
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

HUGH COMPSTON is a Reader in the Department of Politics, Cardiff School of European Studies, Cardiff University, UK, and has written extensively on public policy and policy-making. Recent publications include King Trends and the Future of Public Policy, Handbook of Public Policy in Europe: Britain, France and Germany (editor), and Turning Down the Heat: The Politics of Climate Policy in Affluent Democracies (co-editor with Ian Bailey).

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• Policy Networks and Resource Dependency
• Actors and Resources
• Policy Network Theory as a Theory of Policy Change
• Policy Network Theory and the Future of Public Policy
• Testing Policy Network Theory
• Policy Implications of Technological Trends
• Growing Affluence, the Shift to Services, and the Growth of Womens Employment
• Energy Use, Mobility and Climate Change
• Trade Expansion and the Internationalization of Production and Finance * Sex and Secularization
• Population Ageing and the Expansion of Education
• The Future of Public Policy

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