The inexorable advent of globalization has transformed the public policymaking process into a multi-faceted challenge that transcends traditional policymaking boundaries and forces scholars, experts, and practitioners to redefine their field in terms of both theory and practice. While every policy dilemma has a specific location in time and space, most significant policy issues— climate change, food and water, economic development, global pandemics, terrorism and violence, and migration, to name just a few—now require a collective framing of the problem and a collaborative effort to take effective action.
The essays in Public Policymaking in a Globalized World offer valuable insights into how policymaking is evolving from a circumscribed field of inquiry into a truly global dialogue that can help stakeholders to focus on key issues that threaten the survival of our planet.
Table of Contents
I. GOVERNANCE AND THE POLICY PROCESS 1. Global Governance and Public Policymaking: Trends, Actors and Values 2. Dilemmas of Democratization in the Policy Process: The Role of Experts and People Revisited 3. Participation of Civil Society Organizations in the United Nations in the Aid Effectiveness Discourse and Related Standard-Setting Negotiations 4. How Great Expectations of International Organizations are Dashed at the Local Level: The Case of EU Structural Funds II. REFLECTIONS ON POLICYMAKING AND POLICY ANALYSIS 5. Public Policy as a Practice: Reflections inspired by Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue 6. Policymaking as an Art and a Practice 7.Public Policy in the Framework of the Happiness Index 8. From Public Policy Analysis to Complex Governance Networks Studies 9. International Mechanisms of Human Capital Development and Knowledge Creation: The Role of Educational Institutions III. GLOBAL CASE STUDIES: INDIA, CHINA, EGYPT, SOUTH AFRICA, RWANDA 10. Public Policy and Corruption in a Globalized World: Case Studies from South Africa and Rwanda 11. Urban Poverty Policies and Politics in India: Public-Private Partnership in Slum Redevelopment 12. The Hukou: China’s Achilles’ Heel? 13. The Evolving Role of Public Policy Education 14. The Case of Housing Policy in the ‘New’ South Africa IV. PUBLIC POLICY IN TURKEY: SECTORAL PERSPECTIVES 15. The Evolution of Institutions of Economic Policy in Turkey 16. Anti-corruption Policy in Turkey: Instruments, Issues and Influences 17. Higher Education Policy in Turkey under Globalization 18. An Analysis of Policy Transfer: The Policy on Protecting Women against Domestic Violence in Turkey
Robin J. Lewis is Professor and Director of the Master of Global Public Policy (MGPP) programme at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) in Moscow, created in strategic partnership with the World Bank and McKinsey. In addition, he is the first President of the International Development and Public Policy Alliance (IDPPA). From 2010 to 2015, he was on the faculty of the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Beijing Normal University.