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 this volume were first presented at a conference hosted by the Istanbul Policy Center and supported by the Freidrich Naumann Foundation in November 2014. Policy thinkers from nearly a dozen countries participated, offering 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.
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.
Professor Lewis is the former Associate Dean of the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in New York, serving from 1985 to 2007. He also was the first Executive Director of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), an innovative partnership between SIPA and top universities in London, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Berlin and Sao Paulo.
He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and is the author of E.M. Forster’s Passages to India (Columbia University Press/Oxford University Press India) and numerous articles. He was the Executive Editor of the four-volume Encyclopedia of Asian History, published in 1987 by Macmillan and the Asia Society.
Introduction to the First Edition – Fuat E. Keyman
Introduction to the Revised Edition – Robin J. Lewis
PART I GOVERNANCE AND THE POLICY PROCESS
1. Global Governance and Public Policymaking: Trends, Actors and Values - Hüseyin Gül
2. Dilemmas of Democratization in the Policy Process: The Role of Experts and People Revisited - Gökhan Orhan
3. Participation of Civil Society Organizations in the United Nations in the Aid Effectiveness Discourse and Related Standard-setting Negotiations - Raymond Saner and Lichia Yiu
4. How Great Expectations of International Organizations are Dashed at the Local Level: The Case of EU Structural Funds - Hubert Heinelt
PART II REFLECTIONS ON POLICYMAKING AND POLICY ANALYSIS
5. Public Policy as a Practice: Reflections Inspired by Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue - Ramaswamy Sudarshan
6. Policymaking as an Art and a Practice - Erhard Friedberg
7. Public Policy in the Framework of the Happiness Index - Sergey Zuev
8. From Public Policy Analysis to Complex Governance Networks Studies - Göktug? Morçöl
9. International Mechanisms of Human Capital Development and Knowledge Creation: The Role of Education Institutions - Alexey Verbetsky
PART III GLOBAL CASE STUDIES: INDIA, CHINA, EGYPT, SOUTH AFRICA AND RWANDA
10. Public Policy and Corruption in a Globalized World: Case Studies from South Africa and Rwanda - Pregala Pillay and Firoz Khan
11. Urban Poverty Policies and Politics in India: Public-Private Partnership in Slum Redevelopment - Bhuvaneswari Raman
12. The Hukou: China’s Achilles’ Heel? - Tian Fangmeng
13. The Evolving Role of Public Policy Education and Training in Egypt - Dina Wafa
14. The Case of Housing Policy in the ‘New’ South Africa (circa 1992–2003) - Firoz Khan
PART IV PUBLIC POLICY IN TURKEY: SECTORAL PERSPECTIVES
15. The Evolution of Institutions of Economic Policy in Turkey - I?zak Atiyas
16. Anti-corruption Policy in Turkey: Instruments, Issues and Influences - Muhittin Acar
17. Higher Education Policy in Turkey under Globalization - Mustafa Kemal Bayirbag?
18. An Analysis of Policy Transfer: The Policy on Protecting Women against Domestic Violence in Turkey - A. Argun Akdog?an, Mete Yildiz and Can Umut Çiner