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Comparative Public Policy
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Introduction.- Why Compare Public Policies?.- Differences between Public Policies: An Introduction.- Economic Policy.- Welfare Policy.- Health Policy.- Education Policy.- Environmental Policy.- Interests and Public Policy.- Ideas and Public Policy.- The Impact of Institutions on Public Policies.- Policy Transfer.- Policy-making Beyond the Nation State.- Comparative Public Policy Excluding the Majority World?.- Doing Comparative Public Policy.- Conclusion.

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This valuable text offers a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to public policy brought alive by helpful charts and boxes. Its excellent conceptual chapters are complemented by exemplary treatment of economic, welfare, health education and environmental policy and - most unique and timely - coverage of policy transfer, globalization, transnational developments and public policy in developing countries.' - Robert H. Blank, University of Canterbury, New Zealand 'Full of insights and ideas, clear and systematic, this much-needed new synthesis is essential reading. Comparing policies, sectors and levels with an attentive eye for the interconnection, circulation and globalization of ideas and instruments - and for innovative methodologies for comparative research - Anneliese Dodds rejuvenates the whole field of comparative public policy.' - Patrick Le Gales, Sciences Po, CNRS, Centre d'Etudes Europeennes

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ANNELIESE DODDS is Lecturer in Public Policy at Aston University, UK.

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'This valuable text offers a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to public policy brought alive by helpful charts and boxes. Its excellent conceptual chapters are complemented by exemplary treatment of economic, welfare, health education and environmental policy and - most unique and timely - coverage of policy transfer, globalization, transnational developments and public policy in developing countries.' - Robert H. Blank, University of Canterbury, New Zealand 'Full of insights and ideas, clear and systematic, this much-needed new synthesis is essential reading. Comparing policies, sectors and levels with an attentive eye for the interconnection, circulation and globalization of ideas and instruments - and for innovative methodologies for comparative research - Anneliese Dodds rejuvenates the whole field of comparative public policy.' - Patrick Le Gales, Sciences Po, CNRS, Centre d'Etudes Europeennes

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