From tools to toolkits in policy design studies: The new design orientation towards policy formulation research

Michael HOWLETT, Ishani MUKHERJEE, Jun Jie WOO

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Abstract

A roadmap for 'new policy design' studies now exists in the orientation which has emerged in recent years towards the formulation of complex policy mixes. The new design orientation focuses on bundles or portfolios of tools and the interactive effects which occur when multiple tools are used over time in policy packages designed to address multiple goals, and upon more complex multi-policy and multi-level design contexts. This review article examines the differences between the 'old' instrument orientation and the 'new' design one, setting out the current research agenda in this field and its rationale. Copyright © 2015 Policy Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-311
JournalPolicy and Politics
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

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Howlett, M., Mukherjee, I., & Woo, J. J. (2015). From tools to toolkits in policy design studies: The new design orientation towards policy formulation research. Policy & Politics, 43(2), 291-311. doi: 10.1332/147084414X13992869118596

Keywords

  • Governance
  • Policy design
  • Policy instruments
  • Policy tools
  • Public policy