Applying the Multiple Streams Framework (MSF) to a global range of case studies, this pioneering Modern Guide addresses how policymakers decide what issues to attend to and which choices to make or implement. In doing so it outlines that, far from being the exception, ambiguity and timing are integral parts of every comparative explanation of the policy process.
Considering whether theories of governance are useful for helping policymakers to meet and tackle contemporary challenges, this insightful book reflects on how a theory becomes useful and evaluates a range of theories according to whether they are warranted, diagnostic, and dialogical.
A Modern Guide to Networks highlights the key dimensions of today’s networks, advancing knowledge of how networks operate and how they will likely function in the future. Combining academic perspectives with practice-based insights, it pushes disciplinary boundaries and provides unique insight into researching and participating in social networks.
With novel insights into the ambitions and objectives behind President Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission, this innovative book elucidates how the Commission has transcended the concept of ‘ever closer union’ in its attempts to adopt a future-proof EU reform agenda in the highly contested fields of migration and economic policy.
Driven by an international agenda, the act of ‘rethinking’ corruption has already
taken place more than once in the past two decades, contributing further to a
post-truth about corruption than to anything else. This book makes a clear argument
in favor of rethinking corruption across any contingency and offers a forecasting
method, alongside the latest generation of analytical, fact-based tools to map,
assess and predict corruption risk.
In this timely book, Carol S. Weissert proves that federalism is highly relevant to
the modern world and worthy of deeper academic study. Highlighting the dynamic
nature of federalism, this book focuses on linking scholarship to the policy and
politics of federalism in the US and across the world.
This incisive book examines how and why some major policy reforms endure while others fail to gain traction and embed themselves. Tracing the development of key policy reforms over time, it offers original insight into how to create and embed positive changes that continue to deliver over the long term.
Governments have always required large public organizations, or bureaucracies, to
deliver on their promises. Yet most people leading and managing those agencies lack
understanding of the full toolkit of values, insights and findings that are
necessary. Considering how public administration can learn from a wide range of
disciplines ranging from history and the humanities to management and the social
sciences, Marc Holzer delineates new ways of transforming organizations and building
trust in governments.
This insightful book investigates the role of the UN Secretariat in an era of significant global power shifts. It argues that though UN staff can shape political outcomes towards their own ideals and the UN’s institutional mission, their powers are limited by member states seeking to influence and control the Secretariat.
In this innovative book, Jacob Torfing, a leading scholar of the field, critically evaluates emerging ideas, practices and institutions that are transforming how public governance is perceived, theorised and conducted in practice. With a novel focus on the production of innovative public value outcomes, it identifies cutting-edge developments in public governance and considers how it may transform in the future to present innovative solutions to societal problems.