RC30 - Comparative Public Policy

Chair

Michael Howlett
howlett@sfu.ca

Department of Political Science
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby BC
Canada
V5A 1S6

Phone: +1-778-782-3082
Fax: +1-778-782-4786

Vice-Chair

M. Ramesh
mramesh@nus.edu.sg

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

Secretary

Giliberto Capano
giliberto.capano@unibo.it

Department of Political Science
Faculty of Political Sciences "Roberto Ruffilli"
University of Bologna at Forlì
via Giacomo della Torre, 1
47100 Forlì
Italy
 

Background

Research committee created in 2011.
 

Objectives

RC30 conducts theoretically-informed comparative studies of policies and policy processes with the explicit aim of testing and refining existing models and frameworks as well as, where possible, developing new additions to the policy studies literature.

The RC research currently focuses on four areas of work:

  1. The explanation of policy evolution over time,
  2. The examination from a comparative perspective of existing general theories, models and frameworks of policy processes and outcomes from an explicitly comparative perspective,
  3. The examination from a comparative perspective of more specific models and frameworks dealing with, for example,the role(s) or key actors, discourses and structures in the policy process or the operation of specific stages or phases of policy-making activities
  4. The methodological, epistemological and other conceptual aspects pertaining to investigations and theorization of numbers 1-3 above.

 

Website

http://rc30.ipsa.org/