The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

Hardcover | April 16, 2015

EditorSteven J. Balla, Martin Lodge, Edward C. Page

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This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that haveexplored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shapecontemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.

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This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their interna...

Steven J. Balla is Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, USA. Martin Lodge is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the Department of Government and Centre for Analysis of Ri...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.67 inPublished:April 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Steven J. Balla, Martin Lodge and Edward C. Page: What Makes a Classic?: Identifying and Revisiting the Classics of Public Policy and Administration'2. Michael Mintrom: Herbert A. Simon, 'Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision-Making Processes in Administrative Organization'3. Wyn Grant: David B. Truman, 'The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinion'4. Edward C. Page: Robert K. Merton, 'Reader in Bureaucracy'5. Karsten Ronit and Tony Porter: Harold D. Lasswell, 'The Decision Process: Seven Categories of Functional Analysis'6. William Genieys: C. Wright Mills, 'The Power Elite'7. Andrea Migone and Michael Howlett: Charles E. Lindblom, 'The Science of Muddling Through'8. Michael Goldsmith: Thomas R. Dye, 'Politics, Economics and the Public: Policy Outcomes in the American States'9. Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.: Herbert Kaufman, 'The Forest Ranger: A Study in Administrative Behavior'10. Donley Studlar: E.E. Schattschneider, 'The Semi-Sovereign People: A Realist's View of Democracy in America'11. Christopher Wlezien: V.O. Key, Jr., 'Public Opinion and American Democracy'12. Philippe Bezes: Michel Crozier, 'The Bureaucratic Phenomenon'13. Michael Moran: Theodore J. Lowi, 'American Business, Public Policy, Case-Studies and Political Theory'14. Joachim Wehner: Aaron Wildavsky, 'The Politics of the Budgetary Process'15. David Lowery: Mancur Olson, 'The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups'16. Thomas T. Holyoke: Theodore J. Lowi, 'The End of Liberalism: The Second Republic of the United States'17. David Levi-Faur: Jack L. Walker, 'The Diffusion of Innovations among the American States'18. Keith Dowding: Albert O. Hirschman, 'Exit, Voice and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States'19. Sophie Vanhoonacker and Patrice Wangen: Graham T. Allison, 'The Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis'20. Christopher Carrigan and Cary Coglianese: George J. Stigler, 'The Theory of Economic Regulation'21. Werner Jann: Michael D. Cohen, James G. March and Johan P. Olsen, 'A Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice'22. Kuhika G. Ripberger and Hank C. Jenkins-Smith: Anthony Downs, 'Up and Down with Ecology: The 'Issue-Attention' Cycle'23. Kathryn E. Newcomer: Carol H. Weiss, 'Evaluation: Methods for Studying Programs and Policies'24. Kai Wegrich: Jeffrey L. Pressman and Aaron Wildavsky, 'Implementation'25. Andrew B. Whitford: Oliver E. Williamson, 'Markets and Hierarchies: Analysis and Antitrust Implications'26. Volker Schneider: Hugh Heclo, 'Issue Networks and the Executive Establishment'27. Lucy Gilson: Michael Lipsky, 'Street-Level Bureaucracy: Dilemmas of the Individual in Public Service'28. Manfred G. Schmidt: Richard Rose, 'Do Parties Make a Difference?'29. Scott Greer: John W. Kingdon, 'Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies'30. William F. West: Mathew D. McCubbins and Thomas Schwartz, 'Congressional Oversight Overlooked: Police Patrols versus Fire Alarms'31. Jason MacDonald: Terry M. Moe, 'The New Economics of Organization'32. Sean Gailmard: Mathew D. McCubbins, Roger G. Noll, and Barry R. Weingast, ' Administrative Procedures as Instruments of Political Control'33. Paul Cairney: Paul A. Sabatier, 'An Advocacy Coalition Framework of Policy Change and the Role of Policy-Oriented Learning Therein'34. Adrienne Heritier: Fritz W. Scharpf, 'The Joint-Decision Trap'35. William T. Gormley: James Q. Wilson, 'Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It '36. Amy R. Poteete: Elinor Ostrom, 'Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action '37. Per Laegreid: Christopher Hood, 'A Public Management for All Seasons?'38. Martin Lodge: Ian Ayres and John Braithwaite, 'Responsive Regulation: Transcending the Deregulation Debate'39. Peter John: Frank R. Baumgartner and Byan D. Jones, 'Agendas and Instability in American Politics'40. Melissa J. Marschall: Robert D. Putnam, 'Bowling Alone'41. Berhard Ebbinghaus: Peter A. Hall and David Soskice, 'Varieties of Capitalism'