This Handbook provides a systematic overview of the study of policy styles provided by leading experts in the field.
The book unites theoretical bases and advancements in practice, ranging from the fundamentals of policy styles to its place in greater policy studies, and responds to new questions regarding policy style dynamics across a range of government levels and activities, including contemporary trends affecting styles such as the use of digital tools and big data in government. It is a comprehensive reference for students and scholars of public policy.
- consolidates and advances the contemporary body of knowledge on policy styles and defines its distinctiveness within broader policy studies;
- provides a detailed picture of national policy styles in a wide range of countries as well as insights concerning sectoral and other kinds of styles within countries, including executive styles and styles of policy advice;
- systematically explores questions dealing with how policy styles impact policy goals, and the realization of policies, including how styles affect instruments choices and impact;
- provides a guide to future comparative research pathways and cross-sectoral dialogue on the concept and practice of policy styles.
The Routledge Handbook Policy Styles is essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners of public policy, public administration, public management as well as for comparative politics and government, public organizations and individual policy areas such as health policy, welfare policy, industrial policy, environmental policy, among others.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
section Section 1|203 pages
part Part 1|62 pages
National policy styles: concepts and cases
chapter 5|13 pages
From the ‘rationalist consensus’ to ‘exclusive incrementalism’
part Part 2|75 pages
Sectoral policy styles
part Part 3|63 pages
Administrative and governance styles
section Section 2|218 pages
part Part 4|40 pages
part Part 5|43 pages
Formulation, advisory, and design styles
chapter 22|14 pages
Styles of policy advice
part Part 6|39 pages
Executive and leadership decision-making styles
part Part 7|38 pages
part Part 8|54 pages