Bargaining Power

Health Policymaking from England and New Zealand

Authors: Smith, Verna

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  • Describes pay for performance policy making episodes conducted in the national health systems of England and New ZealandConveys striking lessons for health policymakers about how to negotiate successfully with general practitioners
  • Fills a gap in the literature about the process and drivers of successful pay for performance scheme design within primary health care
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This monograph applies Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Framework to two policymaking episodes of implementing pay for performance in general practice, conducted in England and New Zealand. The Framework’s explanatory power for policymaking in Westminster majoritarian jurisdictions is tested and, based on rigorous comparative analysis, recommendations are made for its refinement. 
The monograph also offers striking lessons for policymakers about how to negotiate successfully with general practitioners.  

About the authors

Verna Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Adjunct Research Fellow of Monash University, Australia. Her academic interests are in comparative health systems analysis, public accountability frameworks and public policymaking in Westminster majoritarian systems.

Reviews

“The author has done her job provocatively well.” (Professor Nikolaos Zahariadis, Mertie Buckman Chair and Professor of International Studies, Rhodes College, USA)

“Smith applies Kingdon’s model to two  empirical cases, but goes beyond this in a more comprehensive account which helps explain why the policy processes unfolded in the way they did. Students and scholars of policy making will find much that is of interest in this fascinating and illuminating book.” (Professor Ruth McDonald, University of Manchester, UK)

“In this compelling analysis, Verna Smith has carefully compared processes of health policy reform in England and New Zealand and explores the role played by policy entrepreneurs in agenda change.  This nuanced, enlightening study has generated many insights of both practical and theoretical significance. Health planners, providers and policymakers will all benefit from reading this excellent book.” (Professor Michael Mintrom, Monash University, Australia)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • A Tale of Two Countries

    Pages 1-8

    Smith, Verna

  • Analysing Public Policy: Does Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Framework Help?

    Pages 9-20

    Smith, Verna

  • A Comparison of the English and New Zealand General Practice Sub-Systems

    Pages 21-31

    Smith, Verna

  • England: Context and the Quality and Outcomes Framework

    Pages 33-57

    Smith, Verna

  • Utility of Kingdon’s Framework: Policymaking in England

    Pages 59-74

    Smith, Verna

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7602-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7601-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bargaining Power
Book Subtitle
Health Policymaking from England and New Zealand
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7602-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7602-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7601-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 179
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