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New Paradigms in Public Policy

Taylor-Gooby, Peter, ed. (2013) New Paradigms in Public Policy. British Academy , Oxford University Press, Oxford, 200 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-726493-5. (KAR id:33917)

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Covers issues of central policy importance

Offers a new approach to relationship between policy and scientific knowledge

This book reviews some of the most challenging developments in British society as they are understood by policy-makers and by academics. The key point is that academic debates identify a range of ways in which issues can be understood and tackled, but policy is typically based on a narrow subset of possible approaches. This is illustrated by discussion of climate change, demographic shifts, the response to greater ethnic and religious diversity, the debate about community and local area politics, democratisation, nudge, the international financial crisis, and the growth of popular disillusion with politics and politicians. These areas range across economic, social and political issues.

This book will contribute to our understanding of governance and particularly of how the ideas that lead the policy agenda emerge and are reinforced. It will also be valuable in academic study of policy debate and help develop understanding of the policy issues which it examines. It is written by leading academics from the fields under discussion and draws on the most recent research.

Readership: The 'Policy Community': academics, journalists, politicians, senior civil servants, lobby groups, think-tanks and private agencies interested in public policy. Also academics and higher-level students in political science, public administration, political sociology, social and public policy.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: Public Policy; Crisis; Recession; Climate Change; Multi-culturalism; Immigration; Population Ageing; Big Society
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Peter Taylor-Gooby
Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 10:39 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:11 UTC
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