Learning from Comparative Public Policy: A Practical Guide

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This textbook offers a fresh approach to the study of comparative politics and public policy. Instead of concentrating on why countries differ, Learning From Comparative Public Policy explores how countries can learn from each other about the success and failure of policy initiatives. With its theory and practise focus, the lively narrative analyzes the cultural and resources problems involved in importing policies, and the roles of institutions, regulators, think tanks and experts. In addition to explaining the key tenets of policy analysis, the internationally renowned author offers a wide variety of international case studies and useful boxes to highlight examples. Invaluable reading for students of public policy, for policy makers and practioners working in the public sector, it includes: Learning from comparison. Defining a problem and creating awareness. Where to look for lessons. Applying the policy model. The problems of importing models. Using terms to evaluate future consequences.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages147
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2004


  • comparative public policy
  • public policy
  • public sector
  • policy model


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