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Policy analysis in the Netherlands

Author: F K M van Nispen; Peter Scholten
Publisher: Bristol : The Policy Press, 2015 ©2015
Series: International library of policy analysis, vol. 3
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book, part of the International Library of Policy Analysis, provides an overview of developments in policy analysis in both academia and practice at various levels of governance and offers an  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F K M van Nispen; Peter Scholten
ISBN: 9781447313335 144731333X
OCLC Number: 908011743
Description: xxii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: One: Policy analysis in the Netherlands: an introduction ~ Frans van Nispen and Peter Scholten;Part One: Policy styles and modes of policy analysis;Two: Policy analysis in practice: reinterpreting the quest for evidence-based policy ~ Mark van Twist, Rien Rouw and Martijn van der Steen;Three: Policy analysis in networks: the battle of analysis and the potentials of joint fact-finding ~ Arwin van Buuren and Joop Koppenjan;Four: Patterns of science-policy interaction ~ Robert Hoppe;Five: Interpretive policy analysis in the Netherlands ~ Severine van Bommel, Merlijn van Hulst and Dvora Yanow;Part Two: Policy analysis in government;Six: Policy analysis and evaluation in national government ~ Frans van Nispen;Seven: Policy analysis at the local government level ~ Frank Hilterman and Henk Klaassen;Eight: Policy analysis and performance audit at the `highest level': looking for evidence and responsiveness ~ Peter van der Knaap;Part Three: Advisory boards, consultancy firms, research institutes and think tanks;Nine: Advisory boards and planning bureaus ~ Peter Scholten and Frans van Nispen;Ten: The Dutch policy research industry ~ Peter van Hoesel;Part Four: Policy analysis in politics and by interest groups in society;Eleven: Policy analysis in the Dutch Parliament ~ Karin Zaal;Twelve: Policy analysis and political party think tanks ~ Arco Timmermans, Edwin van Rooyen and Gerrit Voerman;Thirteen: Policy analysis by negotiation: trade unions, employers' organisations and the Social and Economic Council ~ Menno Fenger and Pierre Koning;Part Five: Policy analysis in the academic world;Fourteen: Policy analysis as instruction ~ Wil Thissen;Fifteen: Contested knowledge in theory-driven policy analysis: setting the Dutch stage ~ Victor Bekkers;Part Six: Conclusion;Sixteen Institutionalisation and performance of policy analysis and evaluation in the Netherlands ~ Peter Scholten and Frans van Nispen;
Series Title: International library of policy analysis, vol. 3
Responsibility: edited by Frans van Nispen and Peter Scholten


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