"Remaking Policy is, quite simply, one of the most significant and innovative works on the comparative politics of public policy of the last thirty years. Central to its contribution is a novel analysis of temporal features of policy change. As Tuohy points out, policy changes differ not merely in what they seek to do, but also in how rapidly they seek to do it: while some reforms are enacted in a single burst, others unfold gradually over long periods of time. Drawing on a wealth of comparative-historical evidence from four advanced democracies, she shows how different configurations of political conditions generate differently paced reforms and demonstrates that the speed of policy change has major implications for its outcomes. Painstakingly researched and elegantly crafted, Remaking Policy is sure to leave an enduring mark on historical-institutionalist debates about the causes and character of policy and institutional development." - Alan M. Jacobs, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia
"Remaking Policy gives scholarly communities, including political scientists interested in theories of change in the welfare state, and scholars of comparative health policy and politics a new interpretation of political dynamics and a sophisticated set of case studies."
- Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, Case Western Reserve University
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