The course is based on 13 required readings that will be provided to the students via the virtual platform:
Dodds, Anneliese 2018. “Why compare Public Policies”, in Comparative Public Policy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1-14.
Knill, C. and J. Tosun 2011. “Policy Making”. In: Daniele Caramani (ed.), Comparative Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 373-388.
Compston, H. 2006. “Introduction: Policy Networks and Advocacy Coalitions in Action“, and “The Shape of Things to Come”, in H. Compston King Trends and the Future of Public Policy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Adolino, J. R. and C. H. Blake, 2011. Comparing Public Policies: Issues and Choices in Six Industrialized Countries, Washington: CQ Press. 2nd ed. (chapter 3).
Hay, C. and D. Wincott 2012. The Political Economy of European Welfare Capitalism, New York: Palgrave MacMillan. (chapter 3).
Studlar, D. 2009. “Tobacco control policy in Western Europe. A case of protracted paradigm change”, in G. Capano and M. Howlett eds. European and North American Policy Change. Drivers and Dynamics, Oxford: Routledge.
Tompson, W. 2010. “Reform beyond the crisis”, in Making reform happen. Lessons from OECD countries, OECD, 12-38.
Bovens, M.; P. ‘t Hart and B. Guy Peters 2001. “Analyzing governance success and failure in six European states”, in Success and Failure in Public Governance. A Comparative Analysis, Edward Elgar Cheltenham, UK, 12-33.
Goul Andersen, J. 2011. “The Impact of Public Policies”, in Daniele Caramani (ed.), Comparative Politics. 2.ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 408-426.
Scharpf F.W. 2011. “Monetary Union, Fiscal Crisis and the Preemption of Democracy”, Zeitschrift für Staats- und Europawissenschaften, 163-198.
Clasen, J. 2011. “Comparative social policy and the European Union”, in John Baldock Lavinia Mitton, Nick Manning and Sarah Vickerstaff (eds.) Social Policy, Oxford University Press.
Grant, Wyn and Jane Feehan 2007. “Environmental Policy”, in Colin Hay and Anand Menon European politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 310-328.
The following general textbooks can serve as support, introduction or deepening of knowledge of the syllabus topics:
Adolino, Jessica R. and Charles H. Blake 2011. Comparing Public Policies: Issues and Choices in Six Industrialized Countries, Washington: CQ Press. 2nd ed.
Compston, Hugh ed. 2004. Handbook of Public Policy in Europe. Britain, France and Germany Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hubert Heinelt and Sybille Münch eds. 2018. Handbook of European Policies: Interpretive approaches to the EU, Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar.
Three general databases with comparative information on policy content and performance of most European countries can be found at:
Bertelsmann Stiftung. ed. 2019. Sustainable Governance Indicators 2017, Policy Performance and Governance Capacities in the OECD, Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung. https://www.sgi-network.org/2019/
Jonker, Jedid-Jah (ed.) 2012. Countries compared on public performance. A study of public sector performance in 28 countries, The Netherlands Institute for Social Research SCP, The Hague.
Goderis, Benedikt Editor (2015). Public sector achievement in 36 countries. A comparative assessment of inputs, outputs and outcomes, The Netherlands Institute for Social Research, The Hague, December 2015. https://www.scp.nl/english/Publications/Publications_by_year/Publications_2015/Public_sector_achievement_in_36_countries