Public Policy and Political Ideas available in Hardcover
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- Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Based on a 1998 workshop of the European Consortium for Political Research, these 11 papers favor a cognitive framework linking perceived reality to politics/public policy over causal models explaining policy-making in terms of interests. They provide a theoretical overview and empirical evidence from case studies of paradigms for reform in higher education; entrepreneurial consultancy; and tax, drug, health, and local development policy. The editors' conclude with a typology classifying these cases according to the dimensions of salience and material interests, toward a model of policy change in "tightly coupled" welfare states. Braun and Busch are political scientists at the U. of Lausanne and U. of Heidelberg, respectively. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR