Theory and Practice in Policy AnalysisTheory and Practice in Policy Analysis

Many books instruct readers on how to use the tools of policy analysis. This book is different.

Author: M. Granger Morgan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316636208


Page: 300

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Many books instruct readers on how to use the tools of policy analysis. This book is different. Its primary focus is on helping readers to look critically at the strengths, limitations, and the underlying assumptions analysts make when they use standard tools or problem framings. Using examples, many of which involve issues in science and technology, the book exposes readers to some of the critical issues of taste, professional responsibility, ethics, and values that are associated with policy analysis and research. Topics covered include policy problems formulated in terms of utility maximization such as benefit-cost, decision, and multi-attribute analysis, issues in the valuation of intangibles, uncertainty in policy analysis, selected topics in risk analysis and communication, limitations and alternatives to the paradigm of utility maximization, issues in behavioral decision theory, issues related to organizations and multiple agents, and selected topics in policy advice and policy analysis for government.

Handbook of Public Policy AnalysisHandbook of Public Policy Analysis

Public Policy. An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis. London: Edward Elgar. Pierre, J., and Peters, B.G. (2000). Governance, Politics and the State. New York: St. Martin's Press. Pressman, J. and Wildavsky, ...

Author: Frank Fischer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420017007


Page: 668

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The study of public policy and the methods of policy analysis are among the most rapidly developing areas in the social sciences. Policy analysis has emerged to provide a better understanding of the policymaking process and to supply decision makers with reliable policy-relevant knowledge about pressing economic and social problems. Presenting a broad, comprehensive perspective, the Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics, and Methods covers the historical development of policy analysis, its role in the policy process, and empirical methods. The handbook considers the theory generated by these methods and the normative and ethical issues surrounding their practice. Written by leading experts in the field, this book- Deals with the basic origins and evolution of public policy Examines the stages of the policy-making process Identifies political advocacy and expertise in the policy process Focuses on rationality in policy decision-making and the role of policy networks and learning Details argumentation, rhetoric, and narratives Explores the comparative, cultural, and ethical aspects of public policy Explains primary quantitative-oriented analytical methods employed in policy research Addresses the qualitative sides of policy analysis Discusses tools used to refine policy choices Traces the development of policy analysis in selected national contexts The Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics, and Methods describes the theoretical debates that have recently defined the field, including the work of postpositivist, interpretivist, and social constructionist scholars. This book also explores the interplay between empirical and normative analysis, a crucial issue running through contemporary debates.

Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy AnalysisRoutledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis

Changing Policy Practices Over the years, far more attention has been given to the theory and practice of policy analysis as process than the selection and application of a specific formal policy analysis method.

Author: Marleen Brans

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317337461


Page: 402

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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 field.

Critical Approaches to Education Policy AnalysisCritical Approaches to Education Policy Analysis

This volume informs the growing number of educational policy scholars on the use of critical theoretical frameworks in their analyses.

Author: Michelle D. Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319396439


Page: 285

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This volume informs the growing number of educational policy scholars on the use of critical theoretical frameworks in their analyses. It offers insights on which theories are appropriate within the area of critical educational policy research and how theory and method interact and are applied in critical policy analyses. Highlighting how different critical theoretical frameworks are used in educational policy research to reshape and redefine the way scholars approach the field, the volume offers work by emerging and senior scholars in the field of educational policy who apply critical frameworks to their research. The chapters examine a wide range of current educational policy topics through different critical theoretical lenses, including critical race theory, critical discourse analysis, postmodernism, feminist poststructuralism, critical theories related to LGBTQ issues, and advocacy approaches.

Public policy analysisPublic policy analysis

Odershook, P.C. (1986) Game theory and political theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ... Parsons, W. (1995) Public policy: An introduction to the theory and practice of policy analysis, Aldershot: Edward Elgar.

Author: Knoepfel, Peter

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847422309


Page: 346

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This book is an English version of a successful text* on public policy analysis originally written for policy practitioners in Switzerland and France. It presents a model for the analysis of public policy and includes examples of its application in everyday political-administrative situations. This English version introduces supplementary illustrations and examples from the United Kingdom. Structured and written accessibly for readers who may not have an academic background in the social sciences, Public Policy Analysis applies key ideas from sociology, political science, administrative science and law to develop an analytical framework that can be used to carry out empirical studies on different public policies. British scholars, practitioners and students are introduced all too rarely to ideas from the Francophone world, and this book will contribute to remedying that. It will be particularly relevant for students and practitioners of public administration.

Theory and Methods in Comparative Policy Analysis StudiesTheory and Methods in Comparative Policy Analysis Studies

Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 4(3), 243–265. Geva-May, I. (2002a). From Theory to Practice: Policy analysis, cultural bias and organizational arrangements. Public Management Review 4(4), 581–591.

Author: Iris Geva-May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429806643


Page: 420

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Volume One of the Classics of Comparative Policy Analysis, "Theory and Methods in Comparative Policy Analysis Studies" includes chapters that apply or further theory and methodology in the comparative study of public policy, in general, and policy analysis, in particular. Throughout the volume the chapters engage in theory building by assessing the relevance of theoretical approaches drawn from the social sciences, as well as some which are distinctive to policy analysis. Other chapters focus on various comparative approaches based on developments and challenges in the methodology of policy analysis. Together, this collection provides a comprehensive scholastic foundation to comparative policy analysis and comparative policy studies. "Theory and Methods in Comparative Policy Analysis Studies" will be of great interest to scholars and learners of public policy and social sciences, as well as to practitioners considering what can be learned or facilitated through methodologically and theoretically sound approaches. The chapters were originally published as articles in the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis which in the last two decades has pioneered the development of comparative public policy. The volume is part of a four-volume series, the Classics of Comparative Policy Analysis including Theories and Methods, Institutions and Governance, Regional Comparisons, and Policy Sectors. Each volume showcases a different new chapter comparing domains of study interrelated with comparative public policy: political science, public administration, governance and policy design, authored by the JCPA co-editors Giliberto Capano, Iris Geva-May, Michael Howlett, Leslie A. Pal and B. Guy Peters.

The Theory and Practice of Command and Control in Environmental PolicyThe Theory and Practice of Command and Control in Environmental Policy

In the theory developed here, the equity of incentive programs becomes a policy parameter. ... Center for Resource Policy Studies Professor of Law,Northwestern University School of Law and Faculty Fellow, The Theory and Practice of ...

Author: Peter Berck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351769570


Page: 518

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This title was first published in 2003. Economists have had increasing success in arguing the merits of market-based approaches to environmental problems. By making polluting expensive, market-based approaches provide polluters with incentives to clean up, rather than mandates to stop polluting. These approaches include pollution taxes, transferable emissions permits and subsidies for pollution abatement. The purpose of this volume is to explore the situations where Command and Control (CAC) may not be all bad, and in fact might even have some advantages over market-based instruments (MBI).