Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Policy Analysis Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 56 new and published books in the subject of Policy Analysis — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach

    An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

    Edited by Diane Elson, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Polly Vizard

    Among several contesting views about the purpose of development and how progress should be evaluated, human rights and capabilities (or human development) stand out as two approaches that are concerned first and foremost with the well-being of individuals, their freedom, dignity and empowerment....

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. EU Foreign Policy and the Europeanization of Neutral States

    Comparing Irish and Austrian Foreign Policy

    By Nicole Alecu de Flers

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    This book examines the effects of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union (EU) on the national foreign policies of Ireland and Austria. Small and neutral EU member states provide a fascinating case-study as the CFSP entails a dilemma for them. Their size may create...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Corruption and Legislatures

    By Riccardo Pelizzo, Frederick Stapenhurst

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book investigates parliaments’ role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians – and others – need to be...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. A Guide to Ethics and Public Policy

    Finding Our Way

    By D. Don Welch

    Developed by D. Don Welch during his 28 years of teaching ethics and public policy, the rationale behind A Guide to Ethics and Public Policy is to present a comprehensive guide for making policy judgments. Rather than present specific cases that raise moral issues or discuss the role a few...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Electoral Systems and Governance

    How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making

    By Salomon Orellana

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Diversity and dissent have been shown to improve decision-making in small groups. This understanding can be extended to the political arena and in turn it can enlighten ideas about policy-making. This book focuses on the relationship between electoral institutions and policy outcomes in order to...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Super PAC!

    Money, Elections, and Voters after Citizens United

    By Conor M. Dowling, Michael G. Miller

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A Complexity Theory for Public Policy

    By Göktuğ Morçöl

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Complexity theory has become popular in the natural and social sciences over the last few decades as a result of the advancements in our understanding of the complexities in natural and social phenomena. Concepts and methods of complexity theory have been applied by scholars of public affairs in...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Policies and Issues

    Edited by Robert A. Dibie

    Series: Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

    Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Policies and Issues presents tools and concepts about environmental policies in several developed and developing countries. It explores a broad survey of ecological modernization theory, ecological feminism theory, environmental justice theory, the concept...

    Published February 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China

    New Socialist Countryside

    By Anna L. Ahlers

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    At the turn of the millennium, the disparities between rural and urban livelihoods, underdevelopment and administrative shortcomings in the Chinese countryside were increasingly seen as posing a manifest threat to social harmony and economic and political stability. At that time the term "three...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Framing Environmental Disaster

    Environmental Advocacy and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    By Melissa K. Merry

    Series: Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

    The blowout of the Deepwater Horizon and subsequent underground oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is considered by many to be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Interest groups, public officials, and media organizations have spent considerable time documenting the...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge