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Research handbook of policy design, Edited by B. Guy Peters (Maurice Falk Professor of Government, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, US) and Guillaume Fontaine (Senior Researcher, Head of the Comparative Policy Lab, FLACSO, Ecuador) - (e-book)

"This visionary Research Handbook presents the state of the art in research on policy design. By conceiving policy design both as a theoretical and a methodological framework, it provides scholars and practitioners with guidance on understanding policy problems and devising accurate solutions. Chapters discuss the major approaches to policy design as well as the challenges that confront policy designers and academics interested in improving this framework. More than 40 expert contributors operationalise the policy design framework around different models of causation, evaluation, instrumentation and intervention to explain and improve policy outcomes. This framework sheds new light on the nature of policy problems and the means to address these problems, while also explaining if and how a policy fits into the broader social and political environment. The Research Handbook considers not only the process of designing, and the roles that individuals and institutions play in the political process of revising and creating new policies, but also the outcome of the designing process: policy design as a plan for action. Providing a practical alternative to the conventional theories of the policy process like the policy cycle, this Research Handbook will be critical reading for scholars and students of public policy, political theory and public administration and management. It will also be beneficial for policy makers interested in improving the ways in which they formulate public policies"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Contents: Foreword: Policy design as aspiration and frustration / Davis B. Bobrow Preface -- 1. Introduction to the research handbook of policy design: Operationalizing the policy design framework / B. Guy Peters and Guillaume Fontaine -- Part I: Theories of the policy design framework -- 2. The politics of policy design / Nick Turnbull -- 3. Institutions, institutional theory, and policy design / B. Guy Peters -- 4. Instrumentation in policy design: Policy tools - from devices to activators / Giliberto Capano and Michael Howlett -- 5. Policy instrumentation with or without policy design / Patrick Le Galès -- 6. Policy design and constructivism / Marlon Barbehön -- 7. Making sense of (and with) policy design / Hal K. Colebatch -- Part II: Causation and problem definition -- 8. Four models of causation in the design of anti-corruption policies / Guillaume Fontaine, Taymi Milán and Alejandro Hernández-Luis -- 9. Coping with wicked problems in policy design / Brian W. Head -- 10. Listening to science in policy design: The contrasting cases of quebec and Sweden during the early days of the covid-19 pandemic / Antoine Lemor, Louis-Robert Beaulieu-Guay, PerOla Öberg and Éric Montpetit -- 11. Fourth industrial revolution and algorithms: New challenges for policy design / Adam Wellstead, Tanya Heikkila and Matthew Wood -- 12. Good trouble in the academy: Inventing design-focused case studies about public management as an archetype of policy design research / Michael Barzelay, Luciano Andrenacci, Sérgio N. Seabra and Yifei Yan -- Part III: Evaluation, framing and values -- 13. A political theory of policy formulation practice, and stakeholder engagement / Robert Hoppe -- 14. Bridging ideas and policy design / Daniel Béland and Ishani Mukherjee -- 15. Anti-poverty program design under the human capital and human rights perspectives: Overall features and Mexican cases / José Luis Méndez and Dafne Villagrán -- 16. Social policies for older adults in industrialized countries / Patrik Marier, Margaux Reiss and Isabelle Van Pevenage -- Part IV: Instrumentation and coordination -- 17. Governance models and policy design / Jon Pierre -- 18. Adaptive governance through policy design / Saba Siddiki -- 19. Designing social policies: Design spaces and capacity challenges / Namrata Chindarkar, M. Ramesh and Michael Howlett -- 20. Designing for coordination: The case of regulatory management policy / Fabrizio De Francesco and Valérie Pattyn -- 21. Policy design for policy coordination / Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters and Koen Verhoest -- Part V: Intervention and public management -- 22. Policy design labs and innovation / Jenny M. Lewis -- 23. Complexity, innovation and policy design / Steven Ney -- 24. Enhancing policy design and sustainable community outcomes through collaborative platforms based on a dynamic performance management and governance approach / Carmine Bianchi -- 25. Co-designing urban policies / Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson -- 26. Policy design as deliberative practice: Learning from khon kaen (thailand) / Piyapong Boossabong and Frank Fischer -- 27. Conclusion to the research handbook of policy design: A research agenda / B. Guy Peters and Guillaume Fontaine -- Index
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