Elites, Ideas, and the Evolution of Public Policy by M. SmyrlElites, Ideas, and the Evolution of Public Policy by M. Smyrl

Elites, Ideas, and the Evolution of Public Policy

byM. Smyrl

Hardcover | July 21, 2008

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Seen from the outside, the world of politics and policy-making seems to be in constant flux. Combining theoretical analysis with primary research, this book brings new light to the neglected problem of why individuals with a vested interest in current policies nevertheless promote reform.
WILLIAM GENIEYS is a CNRS Senior Research Fellow at the Centre d'Etude du Politique en Europe Latine at the University of Montpellier, France.MARC SMYRL is a lecturer in political science, University of Denver, USA; visiting professor and research fellow Centre d'Etude du Politique en Europe Latine at the University of Montpellier, Fra...
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Title:Elites, Ideas, and the Evolution of Public PolicyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:July 21, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023060594X

ISBN - 13:9780230605947

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Foreword- P. Hall The Problem of Policy Change Competing Elites, Legitimate Authority, Structured Ideas Interests in Question Elite Actors and Policy Innovation Responding to External Shocks Pre-emptive adaptation Accounting for Change: The Role of Programmatic Elites