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Comparative policy studies : conceptual and methodological challenges, Edited by Isabelle Engeli, Christine Rothmayr Allison, (electronic book ;)

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Comparative policy studies : conceptual and methodological challenges
Title
Comparative policy studies
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conceptual and methodological challenges
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Edited by Isabelle Engeli, Christine Rothmayr Allison
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In the first volume of its kind, a collection of top policy scholars combine empirical and methodological analysis in the field of comparative policy studies to provide compelling insights into the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies across regional and national boundaries.
  • 'This volume offers an encompassing assessment of major methodological challenges in comparative public policy. The chapters provide highly instructive insights and ideas on how to improve the design and research programs in comparative policy studies. This way, the book will significantly help to advance the state-of-the art in this field especially with regard to theory-building and theory-testing' Prof. Christoph Knill, University of Munich, Germany This new book merits attention by anyone interested in comparative studies of public policy, in particular students and scholars thinking seriously about how to design a research project or evaluate an existing literature. The editors have brought together a stellar group of experts in the full range of methodologies associated with cross national studies of public policy, from case studies to large quantitative studies, from gendering public policy to expanding the empirical base of knowledge away from western societies, from QCA to mixed methods. In sum, this is one-stop shopping for an overview of the state of the art in comparative studies of public policy. Frank R. Baumgartner, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Engeli, Isabelle
  • Rothmayr Allison, Christine
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The role of comparative analysis in policy studies has gained increasing importance in recent years. Comparative policy studies aims at comparing and contrasting public policy making across sectoral, regional and national boundaries in order to overcome challenges in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policy. This book is the first in its field to provide scholars and policy-makers with both compelling comparative research design and methodology in one place. In contrast to general manuals on comparative methodology, this book specifically addresses key research design and methodological challenges that comparative policy studies typically faces and draws on rich empirical illustrations. Written by an outstanding cast of contributors, this volume is essential reading for scholars and students of comparative public policy
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Comparative policy studies : conceptual and methodological challenges, Edited by Isabelle Engeli, Christine Rothmayr Allison, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
1. Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Comparative Public Policy-- Christine Rothmayr and Isabelle Engeli PART I: TYPES OF COMPARISONS AND THEIR METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES 2. Conceptualizing Public Policy-- Michael Howlett and Ben Cashore 3. Selecting Research Cases and Inferential Types in Comparative Public Policy Research-- Jeroen van der Heijden PART II: COMPARATIVE DESIGNS 4. Case Studies and (Causal-) Process Tracing-- Joachim Blatter and Markus Haverland 5. Intermediate-N Comparison: Configurational Comparative Methods-- Isabelle Engeli, Benoit Rihoux, and Christine Rothmayr 6. Quantitative Methodologies in Public Policy-- Christian Breunig and John Ahlquist 7. Interpretive Analysis and Comparative Research-- Dvora Yanow PART III: NEW CHALLENGES IN COMPARATIVE DESIGNS 8. Comparing Beyond Europe and North America-- Joseph Wong 9. Methods for the Analysis of Policy Interdependence-- Fabrizio Gilardi 10. Gendering Comparative Policy Studies: Towards Better Sciencel-- Amy G. Mazur and Season Hoard 11. Mixed-Methods Designs in Comparative Public Policy: The Dismantling of Pension Policies-- Adrienne Heritier and Sophie Biesenbender
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9781137314154
Extent
280 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137314154
Other physical details
16 figures, 10.
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unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Comparative policy studies : conceptual and methodological challenges, Edited by Isabelle Engeli, Christine Rothmayr Allison, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
1. Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Comparative Public Policy-- Christine Rothmayr and Isabelle Engeli PART I: TYPES OF COMPARISONS AND THEIR METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES 2. Conceptualizing Public Policy-- Michael Howlett and Ben Cashore 3. Selecting Research Cases and Inferential Types in Comparative Public Policy Research-- Jeroen van der Heijden PART II: COMPARATIVE DESIGNS 4. Case Studies and (Causal-) Process Tracing-- Joachim Blatter and Markus Haverland 5. Intermediate-N Comparison: Configurational Comparative Methods-- Isabelle Engeli, Benoit Rihoux, and Christine Rothmayr 6. Quantitative Methodologies in Public Policy-- Christian Breunig and John Ahlquist 7. Interpretive Analysis and Comparative Research-- Dvora Yanow PART III: NEW CHALLENGES IN COMPARATIVE DESIGNS 8. Comparing Beyond Europe and North America-- Joseph Wong 9. Methods for the Analysis of Policy Interdependence-- Fabrizio Gilardi 10. Gendering Comparative Policy Studies: Towards Better Sciencel-- Amy G. Mazur and Season Hoard 11. Mixed-Methods Designs in Comparative Public Policy: The Dismantling of Pension Policies-- Adrienne Heritier and Sophie Biesenbender
Control code
9781137314154
Extent
280 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137314154
Other physical details
16 figures, 10.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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