This comprehensive study, part of the International Library of Policy Analysis, brings together for the first time a systemic overview of policy analysis activities in Germany. Written by leading experts in the field - including informed practitioners - it outlines the development of the discipline, identifies its role in academic education and research, and examines its styles and methods. The book also focuses on the role of policy analysis for governments and parliaments, for parties, social partners, and interest groups. By offering a rich and timely analysis of policy analysis in Germany, this book is a valuable resource for academic exchange and for teaching, particularly in the fields of political science, social sciences, economics and geography. Moreover, by its broad, comprehensive understanding of `policy analysis', the book will be of practical relevance and shape the debate for the future development of policy analysis in Germany and the different spheres where it is practised.
Publisher: Policy Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 240 x 172 x 23 mm
"the book aims to provide an international readership...a useful map of the variety of domestic actors involved in analysing, producing and evaluating policy in Germany". Julia Himmrich, PhD candidate London School of Economics
"The editors make a convincing case for the necessity of a comprehensive state of the discipline review." Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration