Comparative policy studies : conceptual and methodological challenges /

"The role of comparative analysis in policy studies has gained increasing importance in recent years. Comparative policy studies aims at comparing and contrasting public policy making across sectoral, regional and national boundaries in order to overcome challenges in the formulation, implement...

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Main Authors: Engeli, Isabelle (Author), Rothmayr Allison, Christine, 1968- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series:Research methods series.
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Table of Contents:
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  • 1. Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Comparative Public Policy; Christine Rothmayr and Isabelle Engeli
  • PART I: TYPES OF COMPARISONS AND THEIR METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES
  • 2. Conceptualizing Public Policy; Michael Howlett and Ben Cashore
  • 3. Selecting Research Cases and Inferential Types in Comparative Public Policy Research; Jeroen van der Heijden
  • PART II: COMPARATIVE DESIGNS
  • 4. Case Studies and (Causal-) Process Tracing; Joachim Blatter and Markus Haverland
  • 5. Intermediate-N Comparison: Configurational Comparative Methods; Isabelle Engeli, Benoit Rihoux, and Christine Rothmayr
  • 6. Quantitative Methodologies in Public Policy; Christian Breunig and John Ahlquist
  • 7. Interpretive Analysis and Comparative Research; Dvora Yanow
  • PART III: NEW CHALLENGES IN COMPARATIVE DESIGNS
  • 8. Comparing Beyond Europe and North America; Joseph Wong
  • 9. Methods for the Analysis of Policy Interdependence; Fabrizio Gilardi
  • 10. Gendering Comparative Policy Studies: Towards Better Sciencel; Amy G. Mazur and Season Hoard
  • 11. Mixed-Methods Designs in Comparative Public Policy: The Dismantling of Pension Policies; Adrienne Heritier and Sophie Biesenbender.