Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis

Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis

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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 more

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  • Hardback | 402 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 25.4mm | 890g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 14 Line drawings, black and white; 26 Tables, black and white; 14 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138959774
  • 9781138959774

Review quote

'Resources for scholars interested in comparative public policy have expanded greatly in recent years. The International Library of Policy Analysis edited by Geva-May and Howlett provides excellent country-level studies. Together with Brans, they provide in the new Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis useful perspectives by distinguished scholars to guide comparison across national and subnational governments.' - David L. Weimer, Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 'This is a landmark collection of essays on comparative policy analysis which brings insights from different levels of government and from a wide range of key players in the policy process - think tanks, interest groups, business actors, labour groups, media, political parties and non-profits.' - Eduardo Araral, Vice Dean (Research) and Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singaporeshow more

About Marleen Brans

Marleen Brans is Professor at the KU Leuven Public Governance Institute and visiting Professor at Universite 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 andã Yong Pung How Chair Professorã 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 more

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 Arnost Vesely Chapter 8: Policy Analysis in Sub-national Governments Joshua Newman Chapter 9: Policy Analysis at the Local Level Martin Lundin and PerOla OEberg 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 ã 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 & Lieven De Winter Chapter 14: Management Consultancy and the Varieties of Capitalism Denis Saint-Martin Chapter 15: Public Opinion and Policy Analysis Christine Rothmayr Part IV: Parties and Interest Group-Based Policy Analysis Chapter 16: Who Are The Political Parties' Ideas Factories? On Policy Analysis By Political: Party Think Tanks Valerie Pattyn, Gilles Pittoors & Steven Van Hecke Chapter 17: Business Associations and the Public Policy Process: When do they do Policy Analysis? Aidan R. Vining and Anthony E. Boardman Chapter 18: Policy Analysis by the Labour Movement: A Comparative Analysis of Labour Market Policy in Germany, Denmark and The United States Michaela Schulze and Wolfgang Schroeder Chapter 19: Policy Analysis and the Voluntary Sector Bryan Evans, Juniper Glass and Adam Wellstead Part V: Academic and Advocacy-Based Policy Analysis Chapter 20: Media and Policy Analysis Yu-Ying Kuo and Ming Huei Cheng Chapter 21: Policy Analysis and Think Tanks in Comparative Perspective Diane Stone and Stella Ladi Chapter 22: Academic Policy Analysis and Research Utilization in Policymaking Sonja Blum and Marleen Brans Chapter 23: Public Policy Studies in North America and Europe Johanu Botha, Iris Geva-May, and Allan M. Masloveshow more