18/01/2018 Philippe Zittoun
Policy analysis in France lays the foundation for a more systematic understanding of policy analysis in the country. In doing so, the volume discusses the role of the State and its restructuring, processes of government and governance, and State-Society relationships and policies as both a process and an outcome. Through 18 chapters contributions focus on policymakers, their practices, ideas and discourses, how they engage in sustained relationships with a large variety of market and society actors, and the concrete devices they use in order to make policy objectives operational. This is a comprehensive study of policy analysis in France that will be valuable to academics and postgraduate students researching and studying a range of policy and public management areas.
Policy analysis in France: Introduction ~ Charlotte Halpern, Patrick Hassenteufel and Philippe Zittoun;
PART FOUR: PARTIES, INTEREST GROUPS, RESEARCH INSTITUTES AND THINK TANKS;
"French policy analysis has changed dramatically over the past generation, as has the study of public policy in France. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand these changes. The coverage is encyclopedic; the contributors define the current state of the art; and the editors have brought it together into a coherent overview. It is a major contribution to the literature." Frank R. Baumgartner, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina