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Public Policy
A View from the South


  • Date Published: May 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108454490

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  • Over the last thirty years, several disciplines and sub-disciplines have emerged to deepen our understanding of public policy. However, this literature is dominated by western scholarship and has developed within the context of American and (Western) European public institutions. Efforts to place this literature in the context of the global South have been conspicuous by their absence. This book seeks to bridge this gap by placing this literature in the context of Indian public policy processes and reviews key concepts, theories and models that are employed in the study for students of public policy, policy change and administration and governance and management. It aims to shape our understanding of public policy processes as developed across several disciplines and study them within the Indian context, explaining most ideas and concepts with reference to India and the global South.

    • Pioneering coursebook on public policy in context of the global South
    • Synthesizes a body of work on public policy that has developed over the last six decades and lies scattered in books, monographs, working papers and scholarly journals
    • Demystifies the policy sciences, elucidating concepts in a comprehensible way
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108454490
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    1. What is public policy? Concepts, trends and issues
    2. How are policy choices made and implemented?
    3. Where does policy change come from? Context, ideas and people
    4. What happens when policies come to the ground?
    5. Knowing the consequences of public policy

  • Author

    Vishal Narain, Management Development Institute, India
    Vishal Narain is Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the Management Development Institute, India. His teaching and academic interests are in the inter-disciplinary analyses of public policy processes and institutions, water governance, gender, rights and equity analyses in water management, peri-urban issues and vulnerability and adaptation to environmental change. He has been working extensively on peri-urban issues, especially in the context of vulnerability and adaptation to environmental change and water insecurity. His research on these dynamics has been published in peer-reviewed journals like Geoforum, Land Use Policy, Environment and Urbanization, Water Policy and Water International. He has co-edited Water Security in Peri-urban South Asia: Adapting to Climate Change and Urbanization (2016), Indian Water Policy at the Cross-Roads: Resources, Technology and Reforms (2016) and Globalization of Water Governance in South Asia (2014).

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