An Institutional Framework for Policymaking

An Institutional Framework for Policymaking : Planning and Population Dispersal in Israel

By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


An Institutional Framework for Policymaking offers a new approach to the study of institutions and adds to the growing body of literature in the field of 'new institutionalism.' Dr. Matt Evans utilizes previous characterizations of institutions to analyze the framework affecting policymaking and the tools used for policy implementation. In examining the effect of institutional change on public policy, this book compares the implementation of population dispersal policy in Israel over two fifteen-year periods. The first period, which includes the years between 1951 and 1965, was characterized by limited electoral competition and societal values that emphasized collective over individual interests. By contrast, the period from 1988 to 2002 constituted a framework of heightened political competition and public policies geared toward individual and group interests. An Institutional Framework for Policymaking provides a critical examination of the role of coercion in public policy, and provides insight into the relevance of national plans and their effectiveness in modern governance.
The research in this book will appeal to scholars of political science, public policy, and urban planning.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 148 x 224 x 20mm | 381.02g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739115529
  • 9780739115527

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Section I-Theoretical Background Chapter 3 Institutional Frameworks Chapter 4 Policy Tools Chapter 5 Policy Implementation: Technocrats and Planning Part 6 Section II-The Changing Institutional Framework Chapter 7 Period I: 1951-1965 Chapter 8 Interim Period: Process of Institutional Change Chapter 9 Period II: 1988-2002 Part 10 Section III-Population Dispersal Policy in Period I Chapter 11 Development of Policy Issues Chapter 12 Policy Principles and Goals in Period I Chapter 13 Policy Implementation: Means & Effectiveness Part 14 Section IV-Population Dispersal Policy in Period II Chapter 15 Development of Policy Issues Chapter 16 Policy Principles and Goals in Period II Chapter 17 Policy Implementation: Means & Effectiveness Chapter 18 Analysis & Conclusion
show more

Review quote

Matt Evans has written an important and insightful book about public policy. His case study of Israel's planning and population dispersal policies is used to illustrate the intricacies and complexities of the concept of tools in policy implementation. His study contributes to a clarification and better understanding of this concept. He also shows how the concept can be used analytically to study and explain public policy. The book should be of interest to students of comparative public policy and policy implementation. -- Fred A. Lazin, Lynn and Lloyd Hurst Family Professor of Local Government, Ben Gurion University of the Negev An extraordinary amount of research has produced a definitive work on Israeli planning and decision making. The neglected study of the effect of electoral competition on policy formation finally gets the attention it deserves. Scholars everywhere will need to consult Evans. His use of policy tools is cutting edge. The book is indispensable. -- Paul Rich, President, Policy Studies Organization
show more

About Matt Evans

Matt Evans is a Post Doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University in the Political Science Department. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. in Politics and Government he worked as an urban planner in Israel and the United States.
show more