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Ashford, Douglas Elliott

Overview
Works: 72 works in 303 publications in 5 languages and 8,048 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DT324, 320.3
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Most widely held works by Douglas Elliott Ashford
Policy and politics in Britain : the limits of consensus by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political change in Morocco by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of the welfare states by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National development and local reform : political participation in Morocco, Tunisia, and Pakistan by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is one of the many studies published by Princeton on the Near East and conforms to the high standards of quality and style of other Princeton publications. It is well written and presents a clear understanding of the politics in Morocco, Tunisia, and Pakistan and their changing political patterns since their independence from French and British colonialism. The book, as others written by the same author on Morocco and Tunisia, is the outcome of his intense research and travel in these countries. The author, as a political scientist, is engaged in research at the micro level: the political problems at the local level in the developing countries and their impact on development. The study stimulates some interesting thoughts and provides new dimensions to the problem of general development. During the past few years the reader interested in the general development of emerging countries has been overwhelmed with a vast amount of reading material, which, in the reviewer's judgment, is more likely to con fuse a clear analysis of problems of development. The problem is so complex that it is hard to discern any common ground in the different approaches adopted by different authors. Political scientists, sociologists, and economists all exhibit their own professional bias in their approaches by the lack of recognition of some of the significant contributions in related areas. So the study of national development, in the reviewer's opinion, is becoming similar to a group of blind men setting out to find the truth about an elephant, each by touching one limb of the animal and making some generalizations. -- from http://www.jstor.org (August 26, 2011)
Policy and politics in France : living with uncertainty by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing public policies : new concepts and methods by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and German and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideology and participation by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morocco-Tunisia; politics and planning by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

11 editions published in 1965 in English and French and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financing urban government in the welfare state by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and context in comparative public policy by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Ashford joins a growing number of scholars who question the behavioralist assumptions of much contemporary policy science. The essays collected in this volume show why policy analysis cannot be confined to prevailing methods of social science. Policymaking behavior involves historical, contextual, and philosophical factors that also raise critical questions about the concepts and theory of the discipline. Ashford asks difficult questions about the contextual, conjunctural, and unintentional circumstances that affect actual decision making. His bridging essays summarize opposing points of view and conflicting interpretations to help form a new agenda for comparative policy analysis. The argument uniting this volume is that every political system is based on a substratum of shared intentions, meanings, and rules of conduct embedded in a culture. Genuine understanding of any policy necessitates a knowledge of context: the unspoken assumptions that make the application of policy different in each new environment. Thus comparison of public policies across physical and temporal boundaries compels researchers to go beyond visible effects and causes in a quest for more intangible realities. History and Context in Comparative Public Policy pursues its thesis from various angles. Fifteen chapters discuss the power of historical experience, intellectual tradition, ethnicity, prejudice, power structures, and concepts of the state--all of which vary dramatically across geographical and temporal boundaries and must be accounted for in studying the creation and functioning of public policy. Clearly, very different conceptions of poverty and of the welfare state prevailed in Victorian Britain and in twentieth-century Sweden, and the role of philosophers and intellectuals in shaping policy decisions varies widely from one milieu to the next. Other chapters cover the limitations of conventional political science language and concepts and explore fresh linguistic approaches that offer new strategies for contextually rooted comparison. Douglas Ashford's bridging essays are useful in placing theoretical commentary and case studies in perspective. Surveying the evolution of the social sciences since the 1950s and commenting broadly on contending schools of thought and research methodology, Ashford's chapters provide a tight organization for a wide-ranging exchange of ideas
National resources and urban policy by National Resources and Urban Policy( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays presented at a conference held by the Western Societies Program, Center for International Studies, Cornell University, in June 1977
British dogmatism and French pragmatism : central-local policymaking in the welfare state by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative public policy : a cross-national bibliography by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives of a Moroccan nationalist by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy, decentralization, and decisions in subnational politics by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalizing social security in Europe and America( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les aides financières de l'Etat aux collectivités locales en France et à l'étranger by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in French and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discretionary politics : intergovernmental social transfers in eight countries( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative urban politics and urbanization by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local government and agricultural development in Turkey by Douglas Elliott Ashford( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Policy and politics in Britain : the limits of consensus
Alternative Names
Ashford, Douglas 1928-

Ashford, Douglas E.

Ashford, Douglas E. 1928-

Ashford, Douglas E., 1928-1993

Ashford, Douglas E. (Douglas Elliott)

Ashford, Douglas Elliott

Ashford, Douglas Elliott 1928-

Elliott Ashford, Douglas 1928-

اشفورد، دوجلاس اي

دوجلاس آي. أشفورد

دوجلاس أي. آشفورد، 1928-1993

Languages
English (217)

French (8)

Spanish (4)

Arabic (2)

German (1)

Covers
Policy and politics in France : living with uncertainty