In this new edition of his classic reader, Michael Hill seeks to make the selected extracts reflect a more European outlook on the processess of policy-making and implementation. With reference to the third edition of his popular textbook, The Policy Process in the Modern State, Hill has maintained the thematic approach of the first edition, looking in turn at approaches to policy making in Europe, power, bureaucracy and the State, the rationality/incrememtalism debate, the role of organisational theory in policy implementation, street-level bureaucracy and discretion. Already praised as one of the best readers available in thisfield, Michael Hill's new edition will be even more valued as a reference and teaching resource by students and lecturers alike.
In this work, selected extracts reflect a more European outlook on the processes of policy-making and implementation. The book covers rationality/incrementation debate, the role of organizational theory in policy implementation, street-level bureaucracy and discretion.
POLICY AND POLICY ANALYSIS Introduction. Perspectives on Policy Analysis - Ian Gordon, Janet Lewis, and Ken Young Theory and Practice in Public Policy and Administration - Martin Minogue Policy Analysis: Models and Approaches - Bill Jenkins THE ROLE OF THE STATE Introduction Three Distinctive Views of Power Compared - Steven Lukes The Evolution of Pluralist Theory - Gregor McLennan The Evolution of Marxist Approaches to State Organization - Patrick Dunleavy and Brendan O'Leary Bringing the State Back In - Theda Skocpol BUREAUCRACY AND THE STATE Introduction Rational-Legal Authority and Bureaucracy - Max Weber The Economic Theory of Bureaucracy - Gordon Tullock Efficiency Rules, OK? Weber and the Economic Enterprise Alternatives - Stewart Clegg Explaining the Privatization Boom: Public Choice versus Radical Approaches - Patrick Dunleavy APPLYING POLICY-MAKING THEORIES Introduction Master of Fate or Victim of Circumstance: The Exercise of Corporate Power in Environmental Policy-Making - Andrew Blowers Power in Health Services - Chris Ham THE DEBATE ABOUT RATIONALITY AND INCREMENTALISM Introduction The Artificial Debate Between Rationalist and Incrementalist Models of Decision Making - Gilbert Smith and David May Political Rationality or Incrementalism - Robert Gregory IMPLEMENTATION Introduction Why 'Perfect Implementation' is Unattainable - Brian Hogwood and Lewis Gunn Implementation Structures: A New Unit of Administrative Analysis - Benny Hjern and David O. Porter Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches to Implementation Research - Paul A. Sabatier APPLICATIONS OF THE STUDY OF ORGANISATIONS TO THE STUDY OF THE POLICY PROCESS Introduction The Development of Management Thought - Chris Pollitt Organizational Models of Social Program Implementation - Richard E. Elmore Structure and Action as Constructs in the Practice of Public Administration - Pieter Degeling and Hal Colebatch Collaboration in Social Welfare: A Framework for Analysis - Bob Hudson THE INFLUENCE OF FRONT-LINE STAFF: STREET-LEVEL BUREAUCRACY, PROFESSIONALISM AND DISCRETION Introduction Street-Level Bureaucracy: An Introduction - Michael Lipsky Michael Lipsky and Street Level Bureaucracy: A Neglected Perspective - Bob Hudson Discretion and Power - Michael Adler and Stewart Asquith The Exercise of Discretion in the National Assistance Board - Michael Hill