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Public Policy.

By: Publisher: Prague : Karolinum Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (307 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9788024635705
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Public PolicyDDC classification:
  • 320.6
LOC classification:
  • JF1525.P6 .P688 2017
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Overview of the public policy theories presented -- List of Abbreviations -- PART A -- /A1/ Public Interest and Public Policy -- WHAT IS MEANT BY PUBLIC INTEREST? -- WHAT IS MEANT BY PUBLIC POLICY? -- THE EMERGENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY AS A SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE: A HISTORY -- RELATION OF PUBLIC POLICY TO OTHER DISCIPLINES -- DEFINING PUBLIC POLICY AS A SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE -- POLITY, POLICY, POLITICS -- PUBLIC POLICY AS SOCIAL PRACTICE -- FOUNDING FATHERS AND FOLLOWERS -- FUTURE PERSPECTIVES OF THE DISCIPLINE -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A2/ Values in Public Policy -- VALUES IN POLITY -- HUMAN RIGHTS -- POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES -- HOW INSTITUTIONS ARE SHAPED BY POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES -- VALUES IN POLICY -- THE CRITERION OF QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF LIFE -- VALUES IN POLITICS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: HISTORICAL INSTITUTIONALISM -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A3/ Governance -- THE CONCEPT OF GOVERNANCE -- DIMENSIONS OF GOVERNANCE -- MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE -- GOVERNMENT, MARKET, THE CIVIC SECTOR - AND THE MEDIA -- GOVERNMENT -- MARKET -- CIVIC SECTOR -- EXAMPLE THEORY: CORPORATISM -- THE MARKET-GOVERNMENT RELATIONSHIP -- MEDIA -- REGULATORS UNDER CHANGE -- ACTORS' NETWORKS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: POLICY NETWORKS -- SOCIALLY PATHOLOGICAL FORMS OF REGULATION -- CAPACITIES OF GOVERNANCE IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A4/ Actors and Institutions -- THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACTORS AND INSTITUTIONS -- POLITICAL PARTIES -- GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION -- THINK-TANKS -- INSTITUTIONS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: ACTOR-CENTERED INSTITUTIONALISM -- ARENAS -- AGENDAS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: ACTORS GENERATING AGENDAS IN ARENAS (A-A-A MODEL) -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A5/ Public Policy Instruments -- INQUIRY -- PROGRAMMING DOCUMENTS -- LAW AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION -- ECONOMIC INSTRUMENTS.
PUBLIC REVENUES -- PUBLIC EXPENDITURES -- PUBLIC BUDGETS -- SUBSIDIES, GRANTS, BENEFITS, LOANS, ALLOWANCES, COUPONS -- PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES -- INSTRUMENTS OF POWER -- INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION INSTRUMENTS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: ADVOCACY COALITION FRAMEWORK -- EXAMPLE THEORY: DISCURSIVE INSTITUTIONALISM -- APPLICATION OF POLICY INSTRUMENTS - HARMONY, DISHARMONY, IMPROVISATION? -- PUBLIC POLICIES -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A6/ Public Policy Process. The Stage of Problem Delimitation and Problem Recognition -- PUBLIC POLICY AS A PROCESS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: A STAGE MODEL OF THE POLICY CYCLE -- THE STAGE OF PROBLEM DELIMITATION AND RECOGNITION -- WHAT IS A PROBLEM? -- WHAT IS A SOCIAL PROBLEM? -- WHAT IS A POLICY PROBLEM? -- PROBLEM DELIMITATION IN PUBLIC POLICY -- PROBLEM RECOGNITION IN PUBLIC POLICY -- EXAMPLE THEORY: AGENDA SETTING -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A7/Policy Formulation, Decisionmaking -- DECISION-MAKING: RATIONALIST VERSUS INCREMENTALIST MODELS -- POSSIBILITIES OF POLICY CHANGE -- STRUCTURE OF DECISION-MAKING -- DECISION-MAKING IN POLICY SUBSYSTEMS -- DECISION MAKERS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: VETO PLAYERS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: MULTIPLE STREAMS -- WHO IS AFFECTED BY DECISIONS? -- STRATEGIC DECISION-MAKING -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A8/ Policy Implementation -- THEORETICAL MODELS OF IMPLEMENTATION -- CRITICAL FACTORS OF IMPLEMENTATION -- IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS -- IMPLEMENTATION DIFFICULTIES -- EXAMPLE THEORY: BUREAUCRACY -- EXAMPLE THEORY: PRINCIPAL-AGENT THEORY (AS EXEMPLIFIED ON POLITICO-ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONS) -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A9/ Policy Evaluation -- A GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR POLICY EVALUATION -- THE BASIS OF EVALUATION: CRITERIA, INDICATORS -- WHAT WE EVALUATE -- WHEN WE EVALUATE -- EVALUATION METHODS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: RATIONAL CHOICE -- DIFFICULTIES OF POLICY EVALUATION.
CAVEAT: A WARNING AND A CHALLENGE -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A10/ How to UnderstandPublic Policy -- DIFFICULTIES OF A SCIENTIFIC EXAMINATION OF POLICIES -- GUIDELINES FOR THE EXAMINATION PROCESS -- SOLVING A COGNITIVE TASK -- CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS -- CHOICE OF THEORY (THEORIES) -- MODELING -- METHODS OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND POLICY MAKING -- CAVEAT: A WARNING AND A CHALLENGE -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- Literature - Part A -- Journals and Internet Sources -- English-Czech Glossary of Public Policy Terms -- List of Tables - Part A -- List of Figures - Part A -- PART B -- Introduction to Part B -- Terminology of the Pillars in the Czech Pension System -- /B1/ Historical Overview of Pension Systems in the World and in the Czech Republic -- HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF PENSION SYSTEMS IN THE WORLD -- HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE PENSION SYSTEM IN THE TERRITORY OF TODAY'S CZECH REPUBLIC -- AUSTRIA-HUNGARY (UNTIL 1918) -- INTERWAR CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1918-1938) -- CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1945-1989) -- CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1990-1992) -- THE CZECH REPUBLIC -- 1993-1998 -- 1998-2006 -- 2006-2010 -- 2010-2013 -- 2014-2017 -- SOURCES -- RECOMMENDED SOURCES -- /B2/ The Role of Politicians and Experts in the Preparation of Czech Pension Reform -- ANALYTICAL APPROACH -- HYPOTHESES -- THE THEORY OF DISCURSIVE INSTITUTIONALISM -- METHOD OF FRAME ANALYSIS -- A HISTORY OF INSTITUTIONS AND DISCOURSES -- THE EXECUTIVE TEAM AND TEAM OF EXPERTS (BEZDĚK COMMISSION I) -- EXPERT ADVISORY FORUM PES (BEZDĚK COMMISSION II) -- NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL OF THE GOVERNMENT - NERV -- EXPERT GROUP: GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION PARTY (EG) -- THE EXPERT COMMITTEE ON PENSION REFORM (OK) -- CONCLUSIONS -- SOURCES -- LEGISLATION -- /B3/ Czech Pension Reform: How to Reconcile Equivalence with Fiscal Discipline -- THEORY AND METHODS -- ACTOR-CENTERED INSTITUTIONALISM -- ACTORS' BEHAVIOR.
THE THEORY OF THE POLICY CYCLE -- ANALYSIS - INSTITUTIONS AND ACTORS -- INSTITUTIONS -- ACTORS -- THE PLAINTIFF -- THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC -- THE MINISTRY OF LABOR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC (MPSV) -- THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF LABOR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (VÚPSV) -- POLITICAL PARTIES -- SOCIAL PARTNERS -- CZECH SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (ČSSZ) -- ACTOR CONSTELLATION -- MODES OF INTERACTION -- ANALYSIS - PHASES OF THE POLICY CYCLE -- PHASE OF PROBLEM DELIMITATION AND RECOGNITION -- STATEMENTS OF THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES, SENATE AND MPSV REQUESTED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT -- DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT -- DECISION-MAKING PHASE -- RESPONSE TO THE DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT -- PROPOSAL BY THE MPSV -- DEBATE IN THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES -- DEBATE IN THE SENATE -- DECISION OF THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES -- PRESIDENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC -- PHASE OF IMPLEMENTATION -- PHASE OF EVALUATION -- CONCLUSION -- SOURCES -- LEGISLATION -- /B4/ Rivalry of Advocacy Coalitions in the Czech Pension Reform -- ADVOCACY COALITION FRAMEWORK (ACF) THEORY -- ESTABLISHMENT AND TERMINATION OF A FULLY FUNDED, DEFINED CONTRIBUTION "SECOND PILLAR": AN ACF PERSPECTIVE -- FORMATION OF AN ADVOCACY COALITION SUPPORTING THE INTRODUCTION OF A SECOND PILLAR (AC1) -- FORMATION OF AN ADVOCACY COALITION REFUSING THE SECOND PILLAR (AC2) -- THE LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE -- AFTER THE GENERAL ELECTION - DISINTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF THE ADVOCACY COALITIONS -- DISCUSSION -- CONCLUSION -- SOURCES -- LEGISLATION -- /B5/ Pensions Basics -- FINANCING PENSIONS -- CALCULATION OF BENEFITS -- NATURE OF PARTICIPATION -- INDEXATION OF BENEFITS -- TYPES OF PENSION REFORMS -- PARAMETRIC REFORMS -- PARADIGMATIC REFORMS -- SOURCES -- RECOMMENDED SOURCES -- Literature - Part B -- List of Tables - Part B -- List of Figures - Part B.
Subject Index (relating to part A) -- Personal Index (relating to part A).
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Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Overview of the public policy theories presented -- List of Abbreviations -- PART A -- /A1/ Public Interest and Public Policy -- WHAT IS MEANT BY PUBLIC INTEREST? -- WHAT IS MEANT BY PUBLIC POLICY? -- THE EMERGENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY AS A SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE: A HISTORY -- RELATION OF PUBLIC POLICY TO OTHER DISCIPLINES -- DEFINING PUBLIC POLICY AS A SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE -- POLITY, POLICY, POLITICS -- PUBLIC POLICY AS SOCIAL PRACTICE -- FOUNDING FATHERS AND FOLLOWERS -- FUTURE PERSPECTIVES OF THE DISCIPLINE -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A2/ Values in Public Policy -- VALUES IN POLITY -- HUMAN RIGHTS -- POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES -- HOW INSTITUTIONS ARE SHAPED BY POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES -- VALUES IN POLICY -- THE CRITERION OF QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF LIFE -- VALUES IN POLITICS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: HISTORICAL INSTITUTIONALISM -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A3/ Governance -- THE CONCEPT OF GOVERNANCE -- DIMENSIONS OF GOVERNANCE -- MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE -- GOVERNMENT, MARKET, THE CIVIC SECTOR - AND THE MEDIA -- GOVERNMENT -- MARKET -- CIVIC SECTOR -- EXAMPLE THEORY: CORPORATISM -- THE MARKET-GOVERNMENT RELATIONSHIP -- MEDIA -- REGULATORS UNDER CHANGE -- ACTORS' NETWORKS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: POLICY NETWORKS -- SOCIALLY PATHOLOGICAL FORMS OF REGULATION -- CAPACITIES OF GOVERNANCE IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A4/ Actors and Institutions -- THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACTORS AND INSTITUTIONS -- POLITICAL PARTIES -- GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION -- THINK-TANKS -- INSTITUTIONS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: ACTOR-CENTERED INSTITUTIONALISM -- ARENAS -- AGENDAS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: ACTORS GENERATING AGENDAS IN ARENAS (A-A-A MODEL) -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A5/ Public Policy Instruments -- INQUIRY -- PROGRAMMING DOCUMENTS -- LAW AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION -- ECONOMIC INSTRUMENTS.

PUBLIC REVENUES -- PUBLIC EXPENDITURES -- PUBLIC BUDGETS -- SUBSIDIES, GRANTS, BENEFITS, LOANS, ALLOWANCES, COUPONS -- PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES -- INSTRUMENTS OF POWER -- INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION INSTRUMENTS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: ADVOCACY COALITION FRAMEWORK -- EXAMPLE THEORY: DISCURSIVE INSTITUTIONALISM -- APPLICATION OF POLICY INSTRUMENTS - HARMONY, DISHARMONY, IMPROVISATION? -- PUBLIC POLICIES -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A6/ Public Policy Process. The Stage of Problem Delimitation and Problem Recognition -- PUBLIC POLICY AS A PROCESS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: A STAGE MODEL OF THE POLICY CYCLE -- THE STAGE OF PROBLEM DELIMITATION AND RECOGNITION -- WHAT IS A PROBLEM? -- WHAT IS A SOCIAL PROBLEM? -- WHAT IS A POLICY PROBLEM? -- PROBLEM DELIMITATION IN PUBLIC POLICY -- PROBLEM RECOGNITION IN PUBLIC POLICY -- EXAMPLE THEORY: AGENDA SETTING -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A7/Policy Formulation, Decisionmaking -- DECISION-MAKING: RATIONALIST VERSUS INCREMENTALIST MODELS -- POSSIBILITIES OF POLICY CHANGE -- STRUCTURE OF DECISION-MAKING -- DECISION-MAKING IN POLICY SUBSYSTEMS -- DECISION MAKERS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: VETO PLAYERS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: MULTIPLE STREAMS -- WHO IS AFFECTED BY DECISIONS? -- STRATEGIC DECISION-MAKING -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A8/ Policy Implementation -- THEORETICAL MODELS OF IMPLEMENTATION -- CRITICAL FACTORS OF IMPLEMENTATION -- IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS -- IMPLEMENTATION DIFFICULTIES -- EXAMPLE THEORY: BUREAUCRACY -- EXAMPLE THEORY: PRINCIPAL-AGENT THEORY (AS EXEMPLIFIED ON POLITICO-ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONS) -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A9/ Policy Evaluation -- A GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR POLICY EVALUATION -- THE BASIS OF EVALUATION: CRITERIA, INDICATORS -- WHAT WE EVALUATE -- WHEN WE EVALUATE -- EVALUATION METHODS -- EXAMPLE THEORY: RATIONAL CHOICE -- DIFFICULTIES OF POLICY EVALUATION.

CAVEAT: A WARNING AND A CHALLENGE -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- /A10/ How to UnderstandPublic Policy -- DIFFICULTIES OF A SCIENTIFIC EXAMINATION OF POLICIES -- GUIDELINES FOR THE EXAMINATION PROCESS -- SOLVING A COGNITIVE TASK -- CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS -- CHOICE OF THEORY (THEORIES) -- MODELING -- METHODS OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND POLICY MAKING -- CAVEAT: A WARNING AND A CHALLENGE -- REVIEW QUESTIONS -- SOURCES -- Literature - Part A -- Journals and Internet Sources -- English-Czech Glossary of Public Policy Terms -- List of Tables - Part A -- List of Figures - Part A -- PART B -- Introduction to Part B -- Terminology of the Pillars in the Czech Pension System -- /B1/ Historical Overview of Pension Systems in the World and in the Czech Republic -- HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF PENSION SYSTEMS IN THE WORLD -- HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE PENSION SYSTEM IN THE TERRITORY OF TODAY'S CZECH REPUBLIC -- AUSTRIA-HUNGARY (UNTIL 1918) -- INTERWAR CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1918-1938) -- CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1945-1989) -- CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1990-1992) -- THE CZECH REPUBLIC -- 1993-1998 -- 1998-2006 -- 2006-2010 -- 2010-2013 -- 2014-2017 -- SOURCES -- RECOMMENDED SOURCES -- /B2/ The Role of Politicians and Experts in the Preparation of Czech Pension Reform -- ANALYTICAL APPROACH -- HYPOTHESES -- THE THEORY OF DISCURSIVE INSTITUTIONALISM -- METHOD OF FRAME ANALYSIS -- A HISTORY OF INSTITUTIONS AND DISCOURSES -- THE EXECUTIVE TEAM AND TEAM OF EXPERTS (BEZDĚK COMMISSION I) -- EXPERT ADVISORY FORUM PES (BEZDĚK COMMISSION II) -- NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL OF THE GOVERNMENT - NERV -- EXPERT GROUP: GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION PARTY (EG) -- THE EXPERT COMMITTEE ON PENSION REFORM (OK) -- CONCLUSIONS -- SOURCES -- LEGISLATION -- /B3/ Czech Pension Reform: How to Reconcile Equivalence with Fiscal Discipline -- THEORY AND METHODS -- ACTOR-CENTERED INSTITUTIONALISM -- ACTORS' BEHAVIOR.

THE THEORY OF THE POLICY CYCLE -- ANALYSIS - INSTITUTIONS AND ACTORS -- INSTITUTIONS -- ACTORS -- THE PLAINTIFF -- THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC -- THE MINISTRY OF LABOR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC (MPSV) -- THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF LABOR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (VÚPSV) -- POLITICAL PARTIES -- SOCIAL PARTNERS -- CZECH SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (ČSSZ) -- ACTOR CONSTELLATION -- MODES OF INTERACTION -- ANALYSIS - PHASES OF THE POLICY CYCLE -- PHASE OF PROBLEM DELIMITATION AND RECOGNITION -- STATEMENTS OF THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES, SENATE AND MPSV REQUESTED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT -- DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT -- DECISION-MAKING PHASE -- RESPONSE TO THE DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT -- PROPOSAL BY THE MPSV -- DEBATE IN THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES -- DEBATE IN THE SENATE -- DECISION OF THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES -- PRESIDENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC -- PHASE OF IMPLEMENTATION -- PHASE OF EVALUATION -- CONCLUSION -- SOURCES -- LEGISLATION -- /B4/ Rivalry of Advocacy Coalitions in the Czech Pension Reform -- ADVOCACY COALITION FRAMEWORK (ACF) THEORY -- ESTABLISHMENT AND TERMINATION OF A FULLY FUNDED, DEFINED CONTRIBUTION "SECOND PILLAR": AN ACF PERSPECTIVE -- FORMATION OF AN ADVOCACY COALITION SUPPORTING THE INTRODUCTION OF A SECOND PILLAR (AC1) -- FORMATION OF AN ADVOCACY COALITION REFUSING THE SECOND PILLAR (AC2) -- THE LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE -- AFTER THE GENERAL ELECTION - DISINTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF THE ADVOCACY COALITIONS -- DISCUSSION -- CONCLUSION -- SOURCES -- LEGISLATION -- /B5/ Pensions Basics -- FINANCING PENSIONS -- CALCULATION OF BENEFITS -- NATURE OF PARTICIPATION -- INDEXATION OF BENEFITS -- TYPES OF PENSION REFORMS -- PARAMETRIC REFORMS -- PARADIGMATIC REFORMS -- SOURCES -- RECOMMENDED SOURCES -- Literature - Part B -- List of Tables - Part B -- List of Figures - Part B.

Subject Index (relating to part A) -- Personal Index (relating to part A).

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