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The Policy Design Primer - Choosing the Right Tools for the Job (Paperback): Michael Howlett The Policy Design Primer - Choosing the Right Tools for the Job (Paperback)
Michael Howlett
R886 Discovery Miles 8 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Policy Design Primer is a concise and practical introduction to the principles and elements of policy design in contemporary governance. Guiding students through the study of the instruments used by governments in carrying out their tasks, adapting to, and altering their environments, this book: Examines the range of substantive and procedural policy instruments that together comprise the toolbox from which governments select specific tools expected to resolve policy problems, Considers the principles behind the selection and use of specific types of instruments in contemporary government, Addresses the issues of instrument mixes and their (re)design in a discussion of the future research agenda of policy design and Discusses several current trends in instrument use often linked to factors such as globalization and the increasingly networked nature of modern society. This readily digestible and informative book provides a comprehensive overview of this essential component of modern governance, featuring helpful definitions of key concepts and further reading. This book is essential reading for all students of public policy, administration and management as well as more broadly for relevant courses in health, social welfare, environment, development and local government, in addition to those managers and practitioners involved in Executive Education and policy design work on the ground.

The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics - Cases in Process and Policy (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Robert M. Campbell, Leslie... The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics - Cases in Process and Policy (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Robert M. Campbell, Leslie Pal, Michael Howlett
R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fifteen years ago the first edition of "The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics" was published to wide acclaim in university classrooms across the country. Its case study approach to Canadian politics and public policy was a unique contribution, and its enormous popularity resulted in two more editions in the following five years. In all three editions, interesting and compelling contemporary cases presented policy issues in a deliberately dramatic narrative style, emphasizing the passions, personalities, and unpredictability of Canadian politics. "Real Worlds" was a widely read companion volume to more traditional textbooks, illustrating the "real worlds" of Canadian politics while offering students opportunities for discussion and debate.

This new edition of "The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics" renews this tradition and the case study approach established by the earlier editions. It zeroes in on five key areas of policy activity at the federal level during the late stages of the Chretien government and the beginning of the Paul Martin era. The volume considers the political and policy implications of deregulation in two vital industries -- airlines and banking -- whose claims that "bigger is better" in the globalized environment defied the general political desire for increased competition. And the hard politics of trade that have dogged governments since the Free Trade Agreement was signed is covered in a case study of the controversial Canada-US softwood lumber dispute. Highly charged and emotional issues that defy easy or traditional solutions are also addressed, such as those affecting First Nations and women. Case studies examine the real worlds of First Nations land claims as illustrated in one of the most dramatic accomplishments to date -- the Nisga'a settlement -- and the explosive issue of gun control after the Montreal massacre.

The fourth edition of "The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics" is a collaborative enterprise, combining an editorial team and a superb research group comprising Karen Lochead, Andrea Migone, and Russell Williams of Simon Fraser University, and Samuel Bottomley of Carleton University.

Policy Analysis in Canada (Hardcover): Laurent Dobuzinskis, Michael Howlett Policy Analysis in Canada (Hardcover)
Laurent Dobuzinskis, Michael Howlett
R2,848 R1,995 Discovery Miles 19 950 Save R853 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Policy analysis in Canada brings together original contributions from many of the field's leading scholars. Contributors chronicle the evolution of policy analysis in Canada over the past 50 years and reflect on its application in both governmental and non-governmental settings. As part of the International Library of Policy Analysis series, the book enables cross-national comparison of public policy analysis concepts and practice within national and sub-national governments, media, NGOs and other institutional settings. Informed by the latest scholarship on policy analysis, the volume is a valuable resource for academics and students of policy studies, public management, political science and comparative policy studies.

Policy Styles and Policy-Making - Exploring the Linkages (Paperback): Michael Howlett, Jale Tosun Policy Styles and Policy-Making - Exploring the Linkages (Paperback)
Michael Howlett, Jale Tosun
R915 Discovery Miles 9 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Richardson et al.'s respected and seminal Policy Styles in Western Europe (1982) shed valuable light on how countries tend to establish long-term and distinctive ways to make policies that transcend short-term imperatives and issues. This follow-up volume updates those arguments and significantly expands the coverage, consisting of 16 carefully selected country-level case studies from around the world. Furthermore, it includes different types of political regimes and developmental levels to test more widely the robustness of the patterns and variables highlighted in the original book. The case studies - covering countries from the United States, Canada, Germany and the UK to Russia, Togo and Vietnam - follow a uniform structure, combining theoretical considerations and the presentation of empirical material to reveal how the distinct cultural and institutional features of modern states continue to have implications for the making and implementation of public policy decisions within them. The book is essential reading for students and scholars of public policy, public administration, comparative politics and development studies.

Routledge Handbook of Policy Design (Paperback): Michael Howlett, Ishani Mukherjee Routledge Handbook of Policy Design (Paperback)
Michael Howlett, Ishani Mukherjee
R1,150 Discovery Miles 11 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Uniting theoretical bases and advancements in practice, the Routledge Handbook of Policy Design brings together leading experts in the academic field of policy design in a pioneering effort of scholarship. Each chapter provides a multi-topic overview of the state of knowledge on how, why, where or when policies are designed and how such designs can be improved. These experts address how a new emphasis on effective policy design has re-emerged in public policy studies in recent years and clarify the role of historical policy decisions, policy capacities and government intentions in promoting a design orientation towards policy formulation and policy-making more generally. They examine many previously unexplored aspects of policy designs and designing activities, which focus upon analyzing and improving the sets of policy tools adopted by governments to correct policy problems. Ranging from the fundamentals of policy design and its place in greater policy studies, to new questions regarding policy design content and effectiveness, to contemporary design trends such as the use of digital tools and big data, the Routledge Handbook of Policy Design is a comprehensive reference for students and scholars of public policy, public administration and public management, government and business.

Policy Capacity and Governance - Assessing Governmental Competences and Capabilities in Theory and Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Policy Capacity and Governance - Assessing Governmental Competences and Capabilities in Theory and Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Xun Wu, Michael Howlett, M Ramesh
R3,676 R3,209 Discovery Miles 32 090 Save R467 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides unique insights into the role of policy capacity in policymaking and policy change, as it is being uncovered at the research frontier in contemporary policy studies. The book is structured into a series of sections on policy capacity in theory and practice, each focusing on a specific aspect of policy capacity and its influence on policy formulation, decision-making, implementation and evaluation. In addition to making a significant contribution to the body of literature on the theoretical approaches to researching the role of capacity in policymaking, it also provides practical examples of the application of these approaches through a variety of national and sectoral case studies. Including contributions from authors working in a wide variety of disciplines, the book demonstrates, across the various topics investigated, many commonalities and consistencies in relation to the study of policy capacity and policy-making. This work has interdisciplinary appeal and will engage scholars in fields ranging from geography to communications, health, social work and political science, amongst others with an interest in public policy.

Policy Consultancy in Comparative Perspective - Patterns, Nuances and Implications of the Contractor State (Hardcover): Caspar... Policy Consultancy in Comparative Perspective - Patterns, Nuances and Implications of the Contractor State (Hardcover)
Caspar van den Berg, Michael Howlett, Andrea Migone, Michael Howard, Frida Pemer, …
R2,061 Discovery Miles 20 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Many Western countries have seen an increase in the volume and importance of external consultants in the public policy process. This book is the first to investigate this phenomenon in a comparative and interdisciplinary way. The analysis shows who these consultants are, how widely and for what reasons they are used in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands and Sweden. In doing so, the book addresses the positive and negative implications of high levels of external policy consultancy, including its implications for the nature of the state (transforming into a contractor state?) and for democratically legitimized and accountable decision-making (transforming into consultocracy?). It provides valuable new insights for students and practitioners in the fields of public administration, public policy, public management, political science and human resource management.

The Icewalker Chronicles Book 1 - Dragon Land (Paperback): Mr Michael Howlett The Icewalker Chronicles Book 1 - Dragon Land (Paperback)
Mr Michael Howlett
R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
I Don't Need No Scruples (Paperback): Michael Howlett I Don't Need No Scruples (Paperback)
Michael Howlett
R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"I Don't Need No Scruples" is a collection of humorous columns dealing with first dates, trashy Christmas decorations, boobies, underpants, the God Particle, and a horse named Sphincter, among other things. These ravings present a view of the world that is both twisted and insightful, and may cause one to laugh out loud or exclaim WTF.

Canadian Public Policy - Selected Studies in Process and Style (Hardcover, New): Michael Howlett Canadian Public Policy - Selected Studies in Process and Style (Hardcover, New)
Michael Howlett
R1,543 R1,302 Discovery Miles 13 020 Save R241 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Studies of public policy in Canada are traditionally narrow, focusing on a particular policy area or jurisdiction without giving consideration to the significant procedural commonalities that can be identified across the public policy spectrum. Canadian Public Policy provides the first comprehensive, theoretically informed, empirical evaluation of the development of public policy in Canada. It represents the culmination of a fifteen-year program of large-scale primary research into Canadian policy-making by Michael Howlett, an internationally recognized public policy expert.

Each of the chapters investigates one stage of the policy process - including agenda setting, policy formulation, decision-making, policy implementation, and policy evaluation - in the Canadian context. The volume is book-ended by an introductory section setting out the logic of the policy cycle model, and a conclusion summarizing the research program and results. Investigating how Canadian experiences can inform and contribute to existing policy models, this unique volume will be a fixture in the Canadian public policy literature for years to come.

Mental Health Services Today and Tomorrow - Pt. 1 (Paperback, 1st New edition): Charles Kaye, Michael Howlett Mental Health Services Today and Tomorrow - Pt. 1 (Paperback, 1st New edition)
Charles Kaye, Michael Howlett
R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work traces and anticipates past, present and future changes in mental health services to assess the impact both of developments in care, and of the implications of new organisational change. It includes contributions and perspectives of those involved in services at all levels, including service users, to draw upon their experience to give a fuller picture of today and help sketch in tomorrow. It balances academic scrutiny with personal involvement, to reflect both national trends and local initiatives. Overall this work is in two volumes, each of which can stand alone: this Part 1 focuses on the realities of offering and receiving care at a practical and local level; it concentrates on personal experiences within mental health services as user, carer, provider and professional.The companion book Part 2 reviews policy and practice from national and international perspectives. Together these books provide essential information and views on mental health services for professionals throughout health and social care, managers, policy planners and policy shapers including those in the third sector and patient groups, academics and the media.

Mental Health Services Today and Tomorrow - Pt. 2 (Paperback, 1 New Ed): Charles Kaye, Michael Howlett Mental Health Services Today and Tomorrow - Pt. 2 (Paperback, 1 New Ed)
Charles Kaye, Michael Howlett
R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work traces and anticipates past, present and future changes in mental health services to assess the impact both of developments in care, and of the implications of new organisational change. It includes contributions and perspectives of those involved in services at all levels, including service users, to draw upon their experience to give a fuller picture of today and help sketch in tomorrow. It balances academic scrutiny with personal involvement, to reflect both national trends and local initiatives.Overall this work is in two volumes, each of which can stand alone: the companion book Part 1 focuses on the realities of offering and receiving care at a practical and local level; this Part 2 reviews policy and practice from national and international perspectives. Together these books provide essential information and views on mental health services for professionals throughout health and social care, managers, policy planners and policy shapers including those in the third sector and patient groups, academics and the media.

Canadian Forest Policy - Adapting to Change (Paperback): Michael Howlett Canadian Forest Policy - Adapting to Change (Paperback)
Michael Howlett
R1,027 R887 Discovery Miles 8 870 Save R140 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The forest sector, historically Canada's largest industry and largest employer, remains today the source of most of Canada's positive balance of trade on goods and commodities. Why, then, is there a dearth of policy literature devoted to exploring the industry as a nation-wide phenomenon?

Arguing that the complexity of policy-making in the forest sector has led many analysts to focus exclusively on specific sectoral activities or jurisdictions, this collection of essays offers a simplifying framework of analysis developed in comparative public policy studies to address the current status of Canadian forest policy nationwide. Using case studies of historical and contemporary federal and provincial forest policies, the essays examine the manner in which changes in resource management ideas, subsystem membership, industrial organization, policy processes, international affairs and intergovernmental initiatives have affected the sector.

Insightful and authoritative, this volume will be a helpful resource for senior students and scholars in the fields of political science, forestry, public administration, history, geography, and Canadian, environmental, and labour studies. It will also be of value to policy makers who must grapple with the complexity of policy-making in the sector on a day-to-day basis.

Canadian Public Policy - Selected Studies in Process and Style (Paperback): Michael Howlett Canadian Public Policy - Selected Studies in Process and Style (Paperback)
Michael Howlett
R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Studies of public policy in Canada are traditionally narrow, focusing on a particular policy area or jurisdiction without giving consideration to the significant procedural commonalities that can be identified across the public policy spectrum. Canadian Public Policy provides the first comprehensive, theoretically informed, empirical evaluation of the development of public policy in Canada. It represents the culmination of a fifteen-year program of large-scale primary research into Canadian policy-making by Michael Howlett, an internationally recognized public policy expert.

Each of the chapters investigates one stage of the policy process - including agenda setting, policy formulation, decision-making, policy implementation, and policy evaluation - in the Canadian context. The volume is book-ended by an introductory section setting out the logic of the policy cycle model, and a conclusion summarizing the research program and results. Investigating how Canadian experiences can inform and contribute to existing policy models, this unique volume will be a fixture in the Canadian public policy literature for years to come.

Policy Analysis in Canada (Paperback): Laurent Dobuzinskis, Michael Howlett, David Laycock Policy Analysis in Canada (Paperback)
Laurent Dobuzinskis, Michael Howlett, David Laycock
R1,366 R1,153 Discovery Miles 11 530 Save R213 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The growth of what some academics refer to as 'the policy analysis movement' represents an effort to reform certain aspects of government behaviour. The policy analysis movement is the result of efforts made by actors inside and outside formal political decision-making processes to improve policy outcomes by applying systematic evaluative rationality to the development and implementation of policy options. This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the many ways in which the policy analysis movement has been conducted, and to what effect, in Canadian governments and, for the first time, in business associations, labour unions, universities, and other non-governmental organizations.

Editors Laurent Dobuzinskis, Michael Howlett, and David Laycock have brought together a wide range of contributors to address questions such as: What do policy analysts do? What techniques and approaches do they use? What is their influence on policy-making in Canada? Is there a policy analysis deficit? What norms and values guide the work done by policy analysts working in different institutional settings? Contributors focus on the sociology of policy analysis, demonstrating how analysts working in different organizations tend to have different interests and to utilize different techniques. They compare and analyze the significance of these different styles and approaches, and speculate about their impact on the policy process.

Canadian Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, 2nd ed. - Political Economy and Public Policy (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed): Melody... Canadian Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, 2nd ed. - Political Economy and Public Policy (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed)
Melody Hessing, Michael Howlett, Tracy Summerville
R1,742 R1,446 Discovery Miles 14 460 Save R296 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this new and updated edition, the authors once again examine policy making in one of the most significant areas of activity in the Canadian economy - natural resources and the environment - and discuss the evolution of resource policies from the early era of exploitation to the present era of resource and environmental management. Using an integrated political economy and policy perspective, the book provides an analytic framework from which the foundation of ideological perspectives, administrative structures, and substantive issues are explored. Departing from traditional approaches that emphasize a single discipline or perspective, it offers an interdisciplinary framework with which to think through ecological, political, economic, and social issues. It also provides a multi-stage analysis of policy making from agenda setting through the evaluation process. The integration of social science perspectives and the combination of theoretical and empirical work make this innovative book one of the most comprehensive analyses of Canadian natural resource and environmental policy to date. Its illumination of the key elements of government policy making in this critical sector and its new outline of the evolution of the Kyoto Protocol makes it a useful textbook and resource for students of environmental and public policy, policy makers, and environmental organizations.

Designing Government - From Instruments to Governance (Paperback): Pearl Eliadis, Margaret M. Hill, Michael Howlett Designing Government - From Instruments to Governance (Paperback)
Pearl Eliadis, Margaret M. Hill, Michael Howlett
R679 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R81 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Moving beyond the traditional regulatory sphere and its preoccupations with deregulation and efficiency, the authors trace the complex relationships between instrument choices and governance. Designing Government encourages the reader to consider factors in the design of complex mixes, such as issues of redundancy, context, the rule of law and accountability. These latter factors are especially central in today's world to the design and implementation of effective instrument choices by governments and, ultimately, to good governance. The authors conclude, in fact, that seeing instrument choice itself as part and parcel of designing government and achieving good governance is both the promise and the challenge for instrument-based perspectives in the years ahead.

In Search of Sustainability - British Columbia Forest Policy in the 1990s (Hardcover): Benjamin Cashore In Search of Sustainability - British Columbia Forest Policy in the 1990s (Hardcover)
Benjamin Cashore; Edited by Michael Howlett, Jeremy Wilson, George Hoberg, Jeremy Rayner
R1,738 R1,442 Discovery Miles 14 420 Save R296 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent years, the forests of British Columbia have become a battleground for sustainable resource development. The conflicts are ever present, usually pitting environmentalists against the forest industry and forestry workers and communities. In an effort to broker peace in the woods, British Columbia's NDP government launched a number of promising new forest policy initiatives in the 1990s. In Search of Sustainability brings together a group of political scientists to examine this extraordinary burst of policy activism. Focusing on how much change has occurred and why, the authors examine seven components of BC forest policy: land use, forest practices, tenure, Aboriginal issues, timber supply, pricing, and jobs.

Studying Public Policy - Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Michael Howlett, M Ramesh,... Studying Public Policy - Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Michael Howlett, M Ramesh, Anthony Perl
R950 R833 Discovery Miles 8 330 Save R117 (12%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Studying Public Policy examines three dimensions of efforts to engage and resolve public problems: policy actors, institutions, and ideas. Using this focus, the book overviews past efforts to understand public policy-making, outlines the different stages of the policy-making process, and discusses the principal elements and patterns of policy dynamics. Developing an analytical framework of the subject, the text examines the theoretical and conceptual foundations of, and approaches used in, policy sciences giving students a solid basis for understanding public policy. This edition has been fully updated with new developments in the field and revised with clear language and an easy-to-understand structure, making it the most current, student-friendly resource available.

The Public Policy Primer - Managing the Policy Process (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Xun Wu, M Ramesh, Michael Howlett, Scott... The Public Policy Primer - Managing the Policy Process (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Xun Wu, M Ramesh, Michael Howlett, Scott A. Fritzen
R250 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R14 (6%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Fully revised for a second edition, this essential guide provides a concise and accessible overview of the public policy process: agenda-setting, policy formulation, decision-making, implementation, and evaluation. The book provides an introduction to the key policy functions, the challenges they entail, and how the challenges may be addressed by policy actors. Written from a comparative perspective, the authors include examples from a diverse range of countries at different stages of development, highlighting key principles and practices through which policy actors can effectively manage their policy processes and outcomes. Key features of the second edition: fully updated and revised content throughout; expanded references and further reading; more guidance towards understanding the key concepts in public policy. This important tool offers students of public policy and policy practitioners guidance on how to make, implement, and evaluate public policies in ways that improve citizens' lives.

Designing for Policy Effectiveness - Defining and Understanding a Concept (Paperback): B.Guy Peters, Giliberto Capano, Michael... Designing for Policy Effectiveness - Defining and Understanding a Concept (Paperback)
B.Guy Peters, Giliberto Capano, Michael Howlett, Ishani Mukherjee, Meng-Hsuan Chou, …
R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The field of policy studies has always been interested in analyzing and improving the sets of policy tools adopted by governments to correct policy problems, and better understanding and improving processes of policy analysis and policy formulation in order to do so. Past studies have helped clarify the role of historical processes, policy capacities and design intentions in affecting policy formulation processes, and more recently in understanding how the bundling of multiple policy elements together to meet policy goals can be better understood and done. While this work has progressed, however, the discussion of what goals policy designs should serve remains disjointed. Here it is argued that a central goal, in fact, 'the' central goal, of policy design is effectiveness. Effectiveness serves as the basic goal of any design, upon which is built other goals such as efficiency or equity.

Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food Biotechnologies - Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences (Paperback):... Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food Biotechnologies - Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences (Paperback)
Michael Howlett, David Laycock
R1,228 Discovery Miles 12 280 Out of stock

Agri-food bio-technology policy and regulation is transitioning from an early period focused on genetic engineering technologies to 'next-generation' rules and regulatory processes linked to challenges originating in a wide variety of new technological processes and applications. Can lessons learned from past and current regulatory oversights of agricultural biotechnology - and other high-technology sectors - help us address new and emerging regulatory challenges in the agri-food genetics sector? The expert contributors in this volume discuss the experiences of a wide range of North American, European and Asian countries with high technology regulation to address four key questions related to the past and future development of agri-food genomics regulation across the globe. how unique is agri-food biotechology regulation, and how can it be evaluated using the existing tools of regulatory analysis developed in examinations of other sectors? is a 'government to governance' model of regulatory regime development found in many other sectors relevant in this rapidly evolving sphere of activity? is a stages model of regulatory regime development accurate? And, if so, at which stage are we currently positioned in the regulation of agri-food genomics products and technologies? what drives movement between stages in different countries and sectors? In assessing such drivers, what are the key links between sectoral (meso) developments and more general macro and micro developments such as international relations and administrative behaviour? By updating, extending and challenging earlier empirical and theoretical social science perspectives on agricultural bio-technological regulation, this volume helps to inform future policy formulation. It will be of interest to practitioners and students of biotechnology, agriculture, and science and technology policy, and regulatory processes more generally.

Policy Work in Canada - Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities (Hardcover): Michael Howlett, Adam Wellstead, Jonathan... Policy Work in Canada - Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities (Hardcover)
Michael Howlett, Adam Wellstead, Jonathan Craft
R1,667 R1,560 Discovery Miles 15 600 Save R107 (6%) Out of stock

Policy Work in Canada is an in-depth study into the levels of analytical capacity found within the federal and provincial governments as well as the non-governmental sector. By focusing on the individuals who craft public policy in Canada, this collection of eighteen chapters broadens and deepens our understanding of policy development in Canada. The contributors to this volume empirically examine such topics as: the inherent characteristics of sophisticated policy analysis, the constraints that influence the outcome or style of analysis, the influence of policy analysis on democratic debate and lessons that can be learned from different jurisdictions within and outside of Canada. Policy Work in Canada provides a pathway for academics and public mangers alike to meet the challenges involved in crafting more nuanced and sophisticated public policy head-on.

The Policy Design Primer - Choosing the Right Tools for the Job (Hardcover): Michael Howlett The Policy Design Primer - Choosing the Right Tools for the Job (Hardcover)
Michael Howlett
R3,230 Discovery Miles 32 300 Out of stock

The Policy Design Primer is a concise and practical introduction to the principles and elements of policy design in contemporary governance. Guiding students through the study of the instruments used by governments in carrying out their tasks, adapting to, and altering their environments, this book: Examines the range of substantive and procedural policy instruments that together comprise the toolbox from which governments select specific tools expected to resolve policy problems, Considers the principles behind the selection and use of specific types of instruments in contemporary government, Addresses the issues of instrument mixes and their (re)design in a discussion of the future research agenda of policy design and Discusses several current trends in instrument use often linked to factors such as globalization and the increasingly networked nature of modern society. This readily digestible and informative book provides a comprehensive overview of this essential component of modern governance, featuring helpful definitions of key concepts and further reading. This book is essential reading for all students of public policy, administration and management as well as more broadly for relevant courses in health, social welfare, environment, development and local government, in addition to those managers and practitioners involved in Executive Education and policy design work on the ground.

Canadian Forest Policy - Adapting to Change (Hardcover): Michael Howlett Canadian Forest Policy - Adapting to Change (Hardcover)
Michael Howlett
R2,226 R2,071 Discovery Miles 20 710 Save R155 (7%) Out of stock

The forest sector, historically Canada's largest industry and largest employer, remains today the source of most of Canada's positive balance of trade on goods and commodities. Why, then, is there a dearth of policy literature devoted to exploring the industry as a nation-wide phenomenon?

Arguing that the complexity of policy-making in the forest sector has led many analysts to focus exclusively on specific sectoral activities or jurisdictions, this collection of essays offers a simplifying framework of analysis developed in comparative public policy studies to address the current status of Canadian forest policy nationwide. Using case studies of historical and contemporary federal and provincial forest policies, the essays examine the manner in which changes in resource management ideas, subsystem membership, industrial organization, policy processes, international affairs and intergovernmental initiatives have affected the sector.

Insightful and authoritative, this volume will be a helpful resource for senior students and scholars in the fields of political science, forestry, public administration, history, geography, and Canadian, environmental, and labour studies. It will also be of value to policy makers who must grapple with the complexity of policy-making in the sector on a day-to-day basis.

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