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Routledge Handbook of Politics and Technology

Edited by Ulrich Hilpert

Routledge – 2014 – 384 pages

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive global survey of the policy process. Written by an outstanding line up of distinguished scholars and practitioners, the Handbook covers all aspects of the policy process including:

  • Theory – from rational choice to the new institutionalism
  • Frameworks – network theory, advocacy coalition and development models
  • Key stages in the process – Formulation, implementation and evaluation
  • Agenda setting and decision making
  • The roles of key actors and institutions

This is an invaluable resource for all scholars, graduate students and practitioners in public policy and policy analysis.


Table of Contents Introduction Ulrich Hilpert I: Dynamic Development and the Role of the State: Demand and Support for New Technologies and Innovation 1. Continentalisation of Innovation, by Desmond Hickie and Ulrich Hilpert 2. Technology and Socio-Economic Development in the Long Run: A "Long Wave"-Perspective Walter Scherrer 3.Raising Unexplored Opportunities for S&T Workforce, Development and Productivity: The Gendered Resource Connie L. McNeely and Laurie Schintler 4. Branding the Innovation Place: Managing the Soft Infrastructure of Innovation Nicola Bellini and Cecilia Pasquinelli II: Effects of Technology Policies: Regional Situations and How they Form Innovative Networks 5. Metropolises of Innovation: Concentration of Technology Driven Change and their Integration in a Global situation Ulrich Hilpert 6. Local Clusters and global Networks: The Role of Different Dimensions of Proximity Stefano Usai, Emanulela Marrocu and Raffaele Paci 7. Universities, Revolutions and Continuity in Regional Innovation Policies in Europe Helen Lawton Smith and Rupert Waters 8. The Regional Innovation Paradox Revisited Robert Hassink and Pedro Marques 9. The role of Universities in the Evolution of Technology-Based Economic development Policies in the United States Chris Briem and Vijay Singh III: Enabling Government Policies: Technology Development and Innovation Differ Between Innovative Countries and Regions 10. Diversities and Disparities in Regional Development. Culture …. Ulrich Hilpert 11. Explaining Differences in the Adaptability of Old Industrial Areas Robert Hassink and Xiaohui Hu 12. 21st Century Universities as Drivers for Innovation: The Dimensions of Learning, Research, and Collaboration Paul M.A. Baker, Shiri Breznitz, Art Seavey and Keith R. Bujak 13. Assessing the Impact of Knowledge-Transfer Policies: An International Comparison of Models and Indicators of Universities’ Knowledge Transfer Performance Federica Rossi and Ainurul Rosli 14. Chinese Geographical Based Innovation Clustering: Major driving Forces and their Functions Xiangdong Chen, Xin Niu and Li-Si Song IV Policy Instruments: How to Realise Techno-Industrial Innovation 15. Governmental Policies and Technological Innovation: Biotechnology and the Fast Breeder Reactor Revisited Cornelia Fraune 16. Korean Government and Science and Technology Development Sunyang Chung 17. Putting Singapore in the Global Innovation Map: The Shifting Role of the State in the Rapidly Changing Environment Lai Si Tsui-Auch, Sherwin Ignatius Chia and Anica Liu 18. Regional Innovation Policy and Public-Private-Partnerships Irina Kristensen, Ronald W. McQuaid and Walter Scherrer 19. Ecosystems of Open Innovation: Their Applicability to the Growth and Development of Economies within Small Countries and Regions William O’Gorman and Willie Donnelly V Effects of New Technologies: Dynamism and Change as Outcomes of Government Policies 20. Regional Knots in International High-Tech Networks. Collaboration and Exchange of Creative Labour as a Basis for Advanced Socio-Economic Development Ulrich Hilpert 21.Government Policy and Renewable Energy: A Study of U.S. Biofuel Production Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen and Peter Kedron 22. Competition in International Automotive and AerospaceTechnologies Desmond Hickie 23. Nanotechnology for Green and Sustainable Growth: A Recent Example of a Co-Evolutionary Development of a Technology Oliver Pfirrmann, Heinrich Stephan and Eva Schindler VI Important Players and Driving Forces for Science and innovative Development: Stability and Change 24.The Politics of Technological Innovation: The Case of the US Solar Joseph S. Szyliowicz and James M. Ohi 25. Clusters, unlike diamonds, are not forever: the European way to global competition Alberto Bramanti 26. Institutional Transformations of technology Policy in East Asia: The Rise of the Entrepreneurial State Alexander Ebner 27. China’s Path towards a Major World Player in Science and Technology Xiaming Liu 28. Scientists' motivation to innovate, catch-up and collaborate: a trans-disciplinary perspective Saradindu Bhaduri VII: Methods: How to Analyse the Role of the State and Enabling Policies: Comparative Research and Interdisciplinary Design 29. Innovation policies deserve a sound monitoring system: an agenda for policy makers Alberto Bramanti 30. Outcomes-Oriented Innovation Policy Design: An Analytic-Diagnostic Framework Sami Mahroum 31. Simulations in Politics and Technology: Innovation policies in the field of Photo Voltaic Cells Simon Hegelich 32. Conclusions Ulrich Hilpert

Author Bio

Ulrich Hilpert is Professor of Comparative Government at the University of Friedrich Schiller, Jena, Germany. He is the Chair of the ECPR Standing Group on Politics & Technology.

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