Carrots, Sticks and Sermons

Carrots, Sticks and Sermons : Policy Instruments and Their Evaluation

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Research on policy strategies, instruments and styles incorporates a complex variety of theoretical and conceptual approaches and analytical tools. This work proposes a framework for the field, one that clearly shows how public policy instruments may be classified, packaged and chosen, while highlighting the role that evaluation plays in which instruments are used. The text offers a comprehensive analysis of categories and typologies of policy instruments. It categorizes these as sticks, carrots and sermons - or more specifically, regulation, economic means and information. It also offers readers a comparative perspective on evaluation practice in foreign contexts, with special attention paid to the examples of Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Canada, the USA, and the Republic of Korea. As nations become increasingly interdependent, implementation and evaluation of policy choices made by different nations will become issues of increasing gravity.
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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 148 x 228 x 20mm | 480.81g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0765805464
  • 9780765805461
  • 497,579

About Marie-Lousie Bemelmans- Videc

Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc is professor of public administration at the Catholic University of Nijmegen and a member of the Upper House of the Netherlands Parliament. She is co-editor of Advancing Public Policy Evaluation. Ray C. Rist is senior evaluation advisor with the Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank. He is the author of The Urban School and the editor of Program Evaluation and the Management of Government, both published by Transaction. Evert Vedung is professor of political science in the Institute for Housing and Urban Research and the Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden, and associate professor of public administration in the Department of Public Administration, Abo Academy University, Finland. He is the author of Public Policy and Program Evaluation, published by Transaction.
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