Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis
Brans, Marleen (EDT)
Geva-May, Iris (EDT)
Howlett, Michael (EDT)
New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2017. Collectively, the book examines the crossnational variation of the nature, types, quality, developments and innovations in policy analysis conducted by governments (including different levels and orders of government) and non-governmental actors (including think-tank, interest groups, business, labour, media, political parties, non-profits and others).
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 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 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. Maslove