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Does Policy Analysis Matter?Exploring Its Effectiveness in Theory and Practice$
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Lee S. Friedman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520287396

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520287396.001.0001

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How Effective Is Policy Analysis?

How Effective Is Policy Analysis?

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(p.44) Chapter Two How Effective Is Policy Analysis?
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Does Policy Analysis Matter?
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John A. Hird

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520287396.003.0002

This chapter discusses the effectiveness of policy analysis generally and then focuses on its use in the federal regulatory setting. It emphasizes that there are quite different definitions of policy analysis, ranging from almost any social science that discusses a policy to a tightly focused analysis of alternative policies evaluated and compared by public interest criteria leading to a specific recommendation. Effectiveness can also be defined broadly, from almost any use that is made of the policy research to whether or not the analysis improves the outcome of the policy-making process as judged by public interest criteria. The chapter clarifies these alternative definitions and reviews the sparse literature that has attempted to assess effectiveness by these definitions.

Keywords:   federal regulatory setting, alternative definitions, alternative policies, policy research, public interest criteria, policy analysis

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