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Public Policy Research in the Global South

A Cross-Country Perspective

  • Heike M. Grimm
  • Focuses on the evolution of public policy-making

  • Offers case studies on countries of the Global South

  • Illustrates the development of public policy research


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Theoretical Considerations and Global Public Policy Implications

  3. Case Studies

About this book


This volume focuses on the evolution of public policy and the role of agenda setting with regard to policymaking in countries of the Global South. The authors illustrate the emergence of public policy research as an academic discipline, and highlight various aspects of history, governance, politics, and economics as components of public policy theory development. By offering a cross-national perspective, the papers contribute to a better understanding of when, how, and by whom a given policy agenda is designed, which is essential to grasping how policy is implemented. In turn, the authors investigate how the development of public policy research has influenced policymaking in fields such as democratization, migration, corruption, agriculture, environment, education, and entrepreneurship and, more specifically, agenda setting in selected countries of the Global South.


Global South Policy Analysis Policy Cycle Policy Making Public Policy Public Policy Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Heike M. Grimm
    • 1
  1. 1.Willy Brandt School of Public PolicyUniversity of ErfurtErfurtGermany

About the editors

Heike M. Grimm is an Aletta Haniel Professor for Public Policy and Entrepreneurship and serves as Director of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt. She previously served as a Professor of Policy Analysis and Public Management with the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy at the University of Malta. She studied Political Science, Economics, Economic History and Arabic at the University of Munich and the London School of Oriental and African Studies.

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