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Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis





ISBN 9780367872656
Published December 10, 2019 by Routledge
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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

Table of contents





List of Contributors





List of Tables





List of Figures





Chapter 1: The policy analysis movement: The state of the art





Marleen Brans, Iris Geva May and Michael Howlett





Part I: The Styles and Methods of Public Policy Analysis





Chapter 2: The Policy Analysis Profession





Yukio Adachi





Chapter 3: The choice of Formal Policy Analysis Methods





Claudia Scott





Chapter 4: From Policy Analytical Styles to Policymaking Styles





Patrick Hassenteufel and Philippe Zittoun





Chapter 5: Policy Analysis and Bureaucratic Capacity





Jose-Luis Mendez and Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna





Chapter 6: Reflections on Thirty Years of Policy Advice





Beryl A. Radin





Part II: Policy Analysis by Governments





Chapter 7: Policy Analysis in the Central Government





Arnošt Veselý





Chapter 8: Policy Analysis in Sub-national Governments





Joshua Newman





Chapter 9: Policy Analysis at the Local Level





Martin Lundin and PerOla Öberg





Chapter 10. Evidence-Based Budgetary Policy: Speaking Truth to Power?





Frans K.M. van Nispen & Maarten de Jong





Part III: Committees, Public Inquiries, Research Institutes, Consultants, and Public Opinion





 



Chapter 11: Public Inquiries





Patrik Marier





Chapter 12: Expert Advisory Bodies in The Policy System





Kate Crowley & Brian Head





Chapter 13: Policy Analysis in the Legislative Branch





Wouter Wolfs

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Editor(s)

Biography

Marleen Brans is Professor at the KU Leuven Public Governance Institute and visiting Professor at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. She specialises in the study of the production and uptake of policy advice.



Iris Geva-May is Professor Emerita at Simon Fraser University and Visiting Professor, Baruch College School of Public Affairs, CUNY. She is Founding Editor-in-Chief of Routledge’s Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice and Founding President of the International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum.





Michael Howlett is Burnaby Mountain Chair in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada and Yong Pung How Chair Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He specializes in public policy analysis, Canadian political economy, and Canadian resource and environmental policy.