The Benefits of Cross-national Comparative Public Policy

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 1 1.1. Theoretical Framework 2 1.2. Methodology 2 2. A CRITIQUE ON THE COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF REGIONAL POLICIES 3 2.1. Structural Analysis of the Selected Articles 3 2.2. Transcendental Analysis of Articles 8 3. INFERENCES 9 4. REFERENCES 10 1. INTRODUCTION According to Doods (2013) comparing public policies between different countries can provide researchers, decision makers and local authorities to develop their own policies and keep up with the global currents. Using the structures as a tool in the policy development processes can be used to compare different multinational, subnational or national policy frameworks. This interaction of the comparisons can provide “free lessons on how to make policy differently” (p. 5). In other words, comparative approaches can provide decision-makers to see the context out of the box, as they can evaluate the policy context rather than the complex contents (Doods, 2013). The need for comparative public policy has been rising with the effects of globalisation. While the competition between countries, regions and cities are increasing, this interaction emerges the contribution of knowledge and learning processes. In EU, it is also playing a vital role for this learning process and the Europeanization of spatial planning. Nadin & Stead (2008) evaluate the issue as: “After all, spatial planning systems are deeply embedded in their socio­economic, political and cultural context, which can potentially constrain the scope for mutual learning. Moreover, planning systems may have a certain degree of path dependency, such as the persistence of institutions and cultures. In this paper, we explore the relationship between planning systems and their con... ... middle of paper ... ...ain and the Netherlands. Ohio Journal of Science: Volume 70, Issue 6 Janssen-Jansen, L. B., & Woltjer, J. (July 01, 2010). British discretion in Dutch planning: Establishing a comparative perspective for regional planning and local development in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Land Use Policy, 27, 3, 906-916. Kato, H., Shiroyama, H., & Nakagawa, Y. (February 01, 2014). Public policy structuring incorporating reciprocal expectation analysis. European Journal of Operational Research, 233, 1, 171-183. Nadin, V., & Stead, D. (January 01, 2008). European Spatial Planning Systems, Social Models and Learning. Disp: Dokumente Und Informationen Zur Schweizerischen Orts, Regional Und Landesplanung, 35-47. Spaans, M., Wolff H. (2005). Changing Spatial Planning Systems and the Role of the Regional Government Level; Comparing the Netherlands, Flanders and England.
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