"This title was first published in 2003. This insightful work examines institutional formation and change as evidence of the major re-shaping of government internationally over the last two decades. It is based on a series of case studies of institutional reform and ranges across institutions in countries including the UK, China, Australia and the USA. Each case study considers questions concerning the establishment of institutions, such as: what have been the objectives of institutional changes? What are the principles and values on which new institutions are founded? In addition to looking at broad hypotheses regarding the state and new institutions, the book also draws together practical lessons regarding institutional reform. Thus the cases are analysed as a group to throw light on a number of issues: are there patterns discernible in the formation of new political institutions? What do the cases reveal about what works, and what does not work, in forming new institutions? What predictions can be made about the relationship between values and governance structures?"--Provided by publisher.
First published 2003 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Values, Institutions and the State / Ian Holland part PART Is REFORMING INSTITUTIONS chapter 2 Great Ideas of Central Banking: Values, Ideas and the Transformation of Central Banking and Monetary Policy in Australia / Stephen Bell chapter 3 Reforming China's Power Industry: An Institutional Explanation Xu Yi-chong chapter 4 Beliefs and Institutional Change: The UK National Health Service / Brian Hardy and R.A. W. Rhodes chapter 5 Rural Policy in Australia: The Farm Family and the Farm Business / Linda Courtenay Botterill part PART II: NEW INSTITUTIONS chapter 6 International Institutions and Food Safety Regulation: Values in Conflict / Grace Skogstad chapter 7 Political Values, Reflexivity and Environment Protection Institutions / Michael Howes chapter 8 Institutional Innovation in Natural Resource Management / Ian Holland chapter 9 The Everyday Politics of Value Conflict: External Independent Oversight Bodies in Australia / Colleen Lewis chapter 10 ATSIC: Autonomy or Accountability? Michele Ivanitz and Ken McPhail part PART III: SOCIETY-CENTRED INSTITUTIONS chapter 11 Internet Content, Mandated Self-regulation and Institutionalizing Values / Geoff Airo-Farulla chapter 12 Regulating Relationships: Marriage and the State / Elizabeth van Acker part PART IV: CONCLUSIONS chapter 13 Changing Institutions: Pluralism, Traditions and the Contradictions of Reform / Jenny Fleming.