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By Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc, Ray C. Rist, Evert Oskar Vedung

ISBN-10: 1560003383

ISBN-13: 9781560003380

The literature on coverage suggestions, tools, and kinds is striking. nonetheless, a posh number of theoretical and conceptual ways and analytical instruments bog down an excellent evaluation. Carrots, Sticks, and Sermons proposes the sort of framework for the sphere and obviously exhibits how public coverage tools are categorised, packaged, and selected, whereas highlighting the position review performs within the instruments-choice process.

Carrots, Sticks, and Sermons offers a complete research of different types and typologies of coverage tools. It classifies sticks, carrots, and sermons—or, extra in particular, rules, fiscal potential, and data. Readers are provided a comparative standpoint of review perform in overseas contexts. detailed realization is paid to the examples of Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Canada, the USA, and the Republic of Korea. As such, this quantity crosses language obstacles that stand within the approach of dispersing study effects one of the foreign group of theoreticians and practitioners. As international locations turn into more and more interdependent, difficulties of implementation and review of coverage offerings turns into problems with expanding gravity.

Carrots, Sticks, and Sermons provides insights into the conventional and present perform of coverage and software assessment in quite a few contexts. The book's thought of comparative public coverage will produce realizing and information in designing greater guidelines. will probably be of extensive curiosity to these within the fields of public coverage, fairly coverage layout, coverage implementation, coverage evaluate, comparative politics, and economics.

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In the latter cases, "regulation" is an all-embracing category, covering all forms of political control. J. Meier's book Regulation: Politics, Bureaucracy, and Economics (1985: 1) may illustrate this wider usage: 32 Carrots, Sticks, and Sermons Regulation is any attempt by the government to control the behavior of citizens, corporations or sub-governments. In a sense, regulation is nothing more than the government's effort to limit the choices available to individuals within society. " However, this is not the way the term is used in the present context where regulation is regarded as just one of a wider variety of the tools that governments have at their disposal to exert power over the actions of their citizens.

While tariffs are used as a means to protect domestic producers from foreign competition, customs duties are levied for the purpose of raising revenue for the government. The in-kind (non-cash) approach to public assistan~e includes municipal childcare centers, municipal homes for the elderly, hospitals operated by regional public bodies, military forces, police forces, government-operated universities, and government-operated facilities for solid waste disposal. The latter, for instance, may comprise landfill sites, garbage incinerators, and storage facilities for hazardous radioactive wastes from nuclear power plants.

In many cases, the national government must convey information to citizens about the meaning and existence of recently imposed regulatory instruments. A good example of this is the campaign in connection with the 1967 transition to right-side driving in Sweden. Extensive state funds were allocated to informing motorists about the new, positively coercive legislation (Bjorkman 1971). Economic instruments also require concomitant information to function. It is almost a truism to maintain that prospective recipients must know that there is a grant program, and under what conditions economic help might be given, in order to be able to apply for it.

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