Deliberative Policy Analysis: Understanding Governance in the Network Society

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Cambridge University Press, 15 mai 2003 - 307 pages
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What kind of policy analysis is required now that governments increasingly encounter the limits of governing? Exploring the new contexts of politics and policy making, this book presents an original analysis of the relationship between state and society, and new possibilities for collective learning and conflict resolution. The key insight of the book is that democratic governance calls for a new deliberatively-oriented policy analysis. Traditionally policy analysis has been state-centered, based on the assumption that central government is self-evidently the locus of governing. Drawing on detailed empirical examples, the book examines the influence of developments such as increasing ethnic and cultural diversity, the complexity of socio-technical systems, and the impact of transnational arrangements on national policy making. This contextual approach indicates the need to rethink the relationship between social theory, policy analysis, and politics. The book is essential reading for all those involved in the study of public policy.
 

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Collaborative policymaking governance through dialogue
33
Place identity and local politics analysing initiatives in deliberative governance
60
A frame in the fields policymaking and the reinvention of politics
88
Democracy through policy discourse
113
Understanding policy practices action dialectic and deliberation in policy analysis
139
Reframing practice
172
Beyond empiricism policy analysis as deliberative practice
209
Accessing local knowledge
228
Theoretical strategies of poststructuralist policy analysis towards an analytics of government
247
References
266
Subject index
297
Author index
303
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Maarten A. Hajer is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam.

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

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

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