Evidence, Argument, and Persuasion in the Policy Process

Forsideomslag
Yale University Press, 1989 - 190 sider
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This book challenges the common assumption that policy analysts engage in purely objective technical assessment of policy alternatives. It argues instead that what analysts really do is produce policy arguments that are based on value judgments and are used by policymakers in the course of public debate. Giandomenico Majone shows that the essential need today is not to develop 'objective' measures of outcomes but rather to improve the methods and conditions of public discourse at all levels and stages of policy making.
 

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I think this was a somewhat predictable book without any surprising insights. If some policy analysts are still naive enough to believe that they exercise objective judgment, they might need to be ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

Indhold

ONE Policy Analysis and Public Deliberation
1
TWO Analysis as Argument
21
THREE Analysis as Craft
42
FOUR FeasibiIity Arguments
69
FIVE Changing Institutional Constraints
95
The Case of Pollution Control
116
SEVEN Policy Development
145
EIGHT Evaluation and Accountability
167
Index
185
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Om forfatteren (1989)

Giandomenico Majone is Emeritus Professor of Public Policy at the European University Institute in Florence.

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