In conclusion - policy transfer in global perspective

Mark Evans

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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book’s main concern has been with identifying the domestic and international circumstances likely to bring about policy transfer, the scope and dimensions of policy transfer and which aspects of the policy transfer framework should and should not be pursued in empirical work. Policy transfer analysis can only be distinctive from the analysis of normal forms of policy-making if it focuses on the remarkable movement of ideas between systems of governance through policy transfer networks and the intermediation of agents of policy transfer. The empirical chapters in the book also provide compelling evidence to sustain the claim that processes of political globalization appear to have increased the opportunities for policy transfer to take place. The importance of political reasons for policy change is also highlighted in the book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolicy Transfer in Global Perspective
EditorsMark Evans
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351910460
ISBN (Print)9780754632061
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


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