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Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis

Edited by: Marleen Brans , Iris Geva-May , Michael Howlett

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138959774
eBook ISBN: 9781315660561
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315660561
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Book description

This Handbook presents the first comprehensive study of policy analytical practices in comparative perspective.

It explores emerging developments and innovations in the field and advances knowledge of the nature and quality of policy analysis across different countries and at different levels of government by all relevant actors, both inside and outside government, who contribute to the diagnosis of problems and the search for policy solutions.

Handbook chapters examine all aspects of the science, art and craft of policy analysis. They do so both at the often-studied national level, and also at the less well-known level of sub-national and local governments. In addition to studying governments, the Handbook also examines for the first time the practices and policy work of a range of non-governmental actors, including think tanks, interest groups, business actors, labour groups, media, political parties and non-profits.

Bringing together a rich collection of cases and a renowned group of scholars, the Handbook constitutes a landmark study in the field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Policy Analysis in Comparative Perspective: An Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Policy Analysis Profession Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Choice of Formal Policy Analysis Methods Download PDF
Chapter  4:  From Policy Analytical Styles to Policymaking Styles Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Policy Analysis and Bureaucratic Capacity Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Reflections on a Half Century of Policy Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Policy Analysis in the Central Government Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Policy Analysis in Sub-National Governments Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Policy Analysis at the Local Level Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Evidence-Based Budgetary Policy: Speaking Truth to Power?  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Public Inquiries Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Expert Advisory Bodies in The Policy System Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Policy Analysis in The Legislative Branch Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Management Consultancy and The Varieties of Capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Public Opinion and Policy Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Who are The Political Parties’ Ideas Factories? On Policy Analysis by Political Party Think Tanks Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Business Associations and The Public Policy Process: When do They do Policy Analysis? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Policy Analysis by The Labour Movement: A Comparative Analysis of Labour Market Policy in Germany, Denmark and The United States Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Policy Analysis and The Voluntary Sector Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Media and Policy Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Policy Analysis and Think Tanks in Comparative Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Academic Policy Analysis and Research Utilization in Policymaking Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Public Policy Studies in North America and Europe Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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