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Policy Transfer and British Social Policy : Public Policy and Management - David P. Dolowitz

Policy Transfer and British Social Policy

Public Policy and Management

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780335199914
Number Of Pages: 160

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Over the 20 years the British State has undergone fundamental transformations in most areas of public policy, particularly those associated with social policy - welfare, health, education, and law and order. The purpose of this book is to develop and use a model of policy transfer to illustrate how many of the recent changes in British public policy can be traced directly to the process of policy transfer, particularly policy transfer between the United States and Britain. It introduces and illustrates the concept of policy transfer through a selection of case studies, demonstrating its role in the development of particular policy areas, each of which involve different processes, actors and implications. at the same time, each case study also reveals the serious problems in adapting "foreign" models to their new settings. This text argues the wider usefulness of the concept of policy transfer in the analysis of policy and institutional development; its analysis and case studies will be invaluable to students and scholars in the fields of public policy, social policy, comparative politics and developmental studies.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
List of abbreviationsp. ix
Introduction: a new face to British public policyp. 1
Policy transfer: a new framework of policy analysisp. 9
Welfare: the Child Support Agencyp. 38
Health: the 'internal market' and reform of the National Health Servicep. 59
Education: post-compulsory education in England and Walesp. 77
Law and order: the electronic monitoring of offendersp. 98
Conclusion: where do we go from here?p. 118
Notesp. 127
Referencesp. 131
Indexp. 141
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ISBN: 9780335199914
ISBN-10: 0335199917
Series: Public Policy and Management
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 9.1 x 6.1  x 0.5