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Policy analysis in the United States

Author: John A Hird
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2018.
Series: International library of policy analysis, 12
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1stView all editions and formats
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Policy Analysis in the United States brings together contributions from some of the world's leading scholars and practitioners of public policy analysis including Beryl Radin, David Weimer, Rebecca Maynard, Laurence Lynn, and Guy Peters.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Hird
ISBN: 9781447346012 1447346017 9781447333838 1447333837 9781447346029 1447346025
OCLC Number: 1028836849
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 366 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Intro; POLICY ANALYSISIN THE UNITED STATES; Contents; List of tables and figures; Tables; Figures; Notes on contributors; Editors' introduction to the series; Introduction; Part One. History, styles, and methods of policy analysis in the United States; 1. Policy analysis in the United States; Demand arising from the desire for reform (advocacy); Demand arising from the need for expertise; Demand arising from the need to manage complexity; Politicians wishing to tie their own (or their colleagues') hands; Supply response to policy analysis demands; Conclusion. 2. The evolution of the policy analysis profession in the United StatesPolicy analysis in three eras; Era one: 1960-89; Era two: 1990-2003; Era three: 2003-present; Where are we today in the United States?; Conclusion; Future changes in the policy environment; The argumentative turn in public policy inquiry: deliberative policy analysis for usable 3. advice; Knowledge, politics, and policy: early developments; Technocratic expertise and the rise of counter-expertise: policy argumentation; In search of usable advice: political and disciplinary responses; The argumentative turn. The logic of policy argumentationConcluding perspective: policy epistemics; 4. Reflections on 50 years of policy advice in the United States; Birth of a profession; Policy based on calculation? It's what Jesus would do.; What were they thinking?; A great debate; A bit of bravado; Policy analysis? Or muddling?; It's 'metaphysical madness'! Seriously?; On reflection: some verities; Part Two. Policy analysis by governments; The practice and promise of policy analysis and program evaluation to improve 5. decision making within the U.S. federal government. Evolution of policy development in federal agenciesRising demand for policy analysis and program evaluation; Evolving structures for policy analysis and program evaluation; Resources to support policy analysis and program evaluation; Increased demand for more and better evaluations of federal programs; Evolution of the policy analysis and evaluation professions; The work of policy analysts and program evaluators; Greater acceptance of social experiments; Paradigm shift; Needed improvements in the evidence base; Reliance on evidence in funding decisions; Looking forward. 6. Policy analysis in the statesDevelopment of policy analysis in the states; Current status of policy analysis in states; Impact of state-level policy analysis organizations; Challenges facing state-level policy analysis; Whither policy analysis in the states?; 7. Policy analysis and evidence-based decision making at the local level; Context for local policy making in the United States; Historical development of evidence-based policy making at the local level; Data-driven policy making; Contemporary policy analysis practices among local governments.
Series Title: International library of policy analysis, 12
Responsibility: edited by John A. Hird.

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