The Comparative History of Public Policy

The Comparative History of Public Policy

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This book looks at the public policy profiles of eight advanced capitalist states and asks what makes them distinctive. The volume also examines national policies comparatively by exploring the extent to which each nation fits into patterns established in cross-national literature. The authors seek to integrate a historical examination of individual case studies with the structural analysis that emerges from a comparative approach. In so doing they produced an authoritative statement on the developments and dilemnas of central areas of public life in the modern state.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1 pages
  • 161 x 234.7 x 26.9mm | 716.69g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745605184
  • 9780745605180
  • 1,769,196

Table of contents

Introduction - puzzles of political economy, Francis, G. Castles; social protection by other means - Australia's strategy of coping with external vulnerability, Francis G.Castles; learning from catastrophes - West Germany's public policy, Manfred G.Schmidt; the comparative history of public policy in Israel, Michael Shalev; "pillarization" and "popular movements". two variants of welfare state capitalism - the Netherlands and Sweden, Goran Therborn; Japan's creative conservatism - continuity under challenge, T.J.Pempel; the United Kingdom - paradoxes of an underground statism, Patrick Dunleavy; taking exception - explaining the distinctiveness of American public policies in the past century, Edwin Amenta and Theda Skocpol.show more