Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times, 6th Edition
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With an authoritative and courageous approach, Beyond Policy Analysis examines public policymaking in Canada at all areas of governance, including Heath Care, Education, Economic Development and Trade. This title goes beyond conventional categories and concepts to examine how the world of policymaking has changed with the increasing pressures of globalization, information technology, changing public values and cultural assumptions, citizen distrust, and decentralization and subsidiary. The sixth edition investigates ever-evolving governance, and proactively discusses contemporary Canadian issues.
- *NEW* Updated and revised content, including examples and references/research, to include current, contemporary issues in policy analysis, e.g., the decriminalization of cannabis.
- *NEW* Incorporates more content from the Indigenous perspective, e.g., discussion of modern treaties.
- *NEW* Chapter 8, Policymaking Under Pressure, has been removed and the content has been integrated into the other applicable chapters.
- *NEW* Adds end-of-chapter case studies in applicable chapters feature article excerpts from Policy Options Journal that highlight policy issues.
- *NEW* More headings/subheadings and illustrative/photo content to help break up text and make content more reader friendly and engaging.
- *NEW* Includes new case studies on topics such as: the national pharmacare policy, the rise of populism, the fall of workers' wage, e-government, and the evaluation of policies and programs.
- Adds new and emerging perspectives to the discussion of "new public management" (NPM), such as the increased consideration of governance for a well-functioning society and economy, and specific for Canada, of a renewed emphasis on fiscal probity, and the increased emphasis on values, ethics, and accountability
- Reflects recent changes in tone and emphasis on forces such as globalization, information technology, changing public values and cultural assumptions, citizen distrust, new public management techniques and practices, policy networks, consultation, and engagement.
- Addresses the global financial crisis in detail and reflects on its implications for policymaking, exploring fundamental questions about public management reform and governance.
- Examines the sense of interdependency around issues such as climate change, security, and changes in the flow of human populations and the resulting impact of this flow to society and economy, both in Canada and abroad.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice
- Chapter 2: Modern Governance: Challenges for Policy Analysis
- Chapter 3: Agenda Setting and Problem (re)Solving in Policy Analysis
- Chapter 4: Policy Instruments and Policy Design
- Chapter 5: Policy Implementation
- Chapter 6: Policy Actors, Communities, and Networks
- Chapter 7: Evaluation
- Chapter 8: Policy Communication
- Chapter 9: Going Forward: Doing Policy Analysis