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Deliberative Policy Analysis
Understanding Governance in the Network Society

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Part of Theories of Institutional Design

Maarten A. Hajer, Hendrik Wagenaar, Judith Innes, David Booher, Patsy Healey, Claudio de Magelhaes, Ali Madanipour, John Pendlebury, Douglas Torgerson, Scott Noam Cook, David Laws, Martin Rein, Frank Fischer, Dvora Yanow, Herbert Gottweiss
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  • Large-scale social and political changes have revolutionized policy-making. Traditionally, policy analysis has been state-centered, based on the assumption that central government is self-evidently the locus of government. However, policy-making is often carried out today in loosely organized networks of public authorities, citizen associations and private enterprises. The contributors to this book argue that democratic governance now calls for a new deliberatively-oriented policy analysis. They provide examples from around the world to demonstrate how this would work in practice.

    • Presents key insights into current social and political changes and the consequences for politics and policy-making in society
    • Provides practical, empirical examples supporting the adoption of a deliberatively oriented policy analysis in today's network society
    • Of interest and importance to all those involved in the study of politics, public administration and public policy
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    "This collection is a landmark in post-positive policy studies that will help set the field's agenda for years to come. Pioneering linkages between deliberative democracy, critical policy analysis, and governance in the network society, Deliberative Policy Analysis is a key text for the interdisciplinary policy studies field." John S. Dryzek, Australian National University

    "These striking essays rethink both the practice and the foundations of policy analysis in the face of conflict and complex networks, risk and uncertainty. For all those concerned with making governance work in the coming years, this collection makes a provocative and practical contribution. Policy analysts at last will say, 'Yes, that's what I have to do!'" John Forester, Cornell University

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    • Date Published: May 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511055782
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' introduction Maarten A. Hajer and Hendrik Wagenaar
    Part I. Policy Conflict and Deliberation in the Network Society:
    1. Collaborative policy making: governance through dialogue Judith Innes and David Booher
    2. Place, identity and local politics: analysing initiatives in deliberative governance Patsy Healey, Claudio de Magelhaes, Ali Madanipour and John Pendlebury
    3. A frame in the fields. Policy making and the reinvention of politics Maarten Hajer
    Part II. Rethinking Policy Practice:
    4. Democracy through policy discourse Douglas Torgerson
    5. Understanding policy practices: action, dialectic and deliberation in policy analysis Hendrik Wagenaar and Scott Noam Cook
    6. Reframing practice David Laws and Martin Rein
    Part III. Foundations of a Deliberative Policy Analysis:
    7. Beyond empiricism: policy analysis as deliberative practice Frank Fischer
    8. Accessing local knowledge: policy analysis and communities of meaning Dvora Yanow
    9. Theoretical strategies of post-structuralist policy analysis: towards an analytics of government Herbert Gottweiss.

  • Editors

    Maarten A. Hajer, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Maarten A. Hajer is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam.

    Hendrik Wagenaar, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
    Hendrik Wagenaar is Associate Professor of Public Policy, Leiden University and Senior Researcher, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.

    Contributors

    Maarten A. Hajer, Hendrik Wagenaar, Judith Innes, David Booher, Patsy Healey, Claudio de Magelhaes, Ali Madanipour, John Pendlebury, Douglas Torgerson, Scott Noam Cook, David Laws, Martin Rein, Frank Fischer, Dvora Yanow, Herbert Gottweiss

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