Learning in Public Policy

C.A. Dunlop C.M. Radaelli and P. Trein Palgrave Macmillan

ABSTRACT

This book explains the causal pathways, the mechanisms and the politics that define the quantity and quality of policy learning. A rich collection of case studies structured around a strong conceptual architecture, the volume comprises fresh, original, empirical evidence for a large number of countries, sectors and multi-level governance settings including the European Commission, the European Union, and individual countries across Europe, Australia, Canada and Brazil. The theoretically diverse chapters address both the presence of learning and its pathologies, deploying state-of-the-art methods, including process tracing, diffusion models, and fuzzy-set techniques.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: The Family Tree of Policy Learning

Dunlop, Claire A. Radaelli, Claudio M. and Philipp Trein, Pages 1-25

 

Lessons Learned and Not Learned: Bibliometric Analysis of Policy Learning

Goyal, Nihit (et al.), Pages 27-49

 

Learning in the European Commission’s Renewable Energy Policy-Making and Climate Governance

Rietig, Katharina, Pages 51-74

 

Mechanisms of Policy Learning in the European Semester: Pension Reforms in Belgium

Louvaris Fasois, Christos, Pages 75-96

 

Individual Learning Behaviour in Collaborative Networks

Stevens, Vidar, Pages 97-121

 

Learning from Practical Experience: Implementation Epistemic Communities in the European Union

Polman, Daniel, Pages 123-144

 

The Rise and Demise of Epistemic Policy Learning: The Case of EU Biotechnology Regulation

Daviter, Falk, Pages 145-165

 

Public Versus Non-profit Housing in Canadian Provinces: Learning, History and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Bendaoud, Maroine, Pages 167-189

 

Blocked Learning in Greece: The Case of Soft-Governance

Vagionaki, Thenia, Pages 191-214

 

Structure, Agency and Policy Learning: Australia’s Multinational Corporations Dilemma

Legrand, Tim, Pages 215-241

 

Median Problem Pressure and Policy Learning: An Exploratory Analysis of European Countries

Trein, Philipp, Pages 243-266

 

The Hard Case for Learning: Explaining the Diversity of Swiss Tobacco Advertisement Bans

Kuenzler, Johanna, Pages 267-294

 

The Policy-Making of Investment Treaties in Brazil: Policy Learning in the Context of Late Adoption

Maggetti, Martino (et al.), Pages 295-316

 

Interdependent Policy Learning: Contextual Diffusion of Active Labour Market Policies

Helmdag, Jan (et al.), Pages 317-346

 

 

 ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Claire A. Dunlop is Professor of Politics at the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter, UK. She is editor of Public Policy and Administration.
Claudio M. Radaelli is Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair in Political Economy and Director of the Centre for European Governance at the University of Exeter, UK.
Philipp Trein is a senior researcher in political science at the IEPHI (Institute of Political, Historical, and International Studies) of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

 

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