Deliberative Policy Analysis: Understanding Governance in the Network Society / Edition 1

Deliberative Policy Analysis: Understanding Governance in the Network Society / Edition 1

by Maarten A. Hajer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521530709

ISBN-13: 9780521530705

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521530705
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Theories of Institutional Design Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Introduction1
1Collaborative policymaking: governance through dialogue33
2Place, identity and local politics: analysing initiatives in deliberative governance60
3A frame in the fields: policymaking and the reinvention of politics88
4Democracy through policy discourse113
5Understanding policy practices: action, dialectic and deliberation in policy analysis139
6Reframing practice172
7Beyond empiricism: policy analysis as deliberative practice209
8Accessing local knowledge228
9Theoretical strategies of poststructuralist policy analysis: towards an analytics of government247
References266
Subject index297
Author index303

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