Policy Analysis in the Czech Republic

Edited by Arnost Veselý, Martin Nekola, and Eva M. Hejzlarová

Policy Analysis in the Czech Republic

Edited by Arnost Veselý, Martin Nekola, and Eva M. Hejzlarová

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

352 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2015
Cloth $150.00 ISBN: 9781447318149 Published July 2016 For sale in North and South America only
This new volume in the International Library of Policy Analysis series is the first comprehensive overview of policy analysis in the Czech Republic—and the first of any postcommunist Central or Eastern European region. As such, it offers a unique picture of policy analysis that differs profoundly from prevailing Western versions. Written by experts in the field, including scholars and policy makers, the book outlines the historical development of policy analysis in the region, identifies its role in education and research, and examines its styles and methods.
Contents
The policy analysis movement and the Czech Republic: the state of the art ~ Arnošt veselý and Martin Nekola;
Part i: The styles and methods of public policy analysis in the Czech Republic;
Public policy in the Czech Republic: historical development and its current state ~ Martin Potůček;
Historical development of policy analysis in the Czech Republic ~ Vilém Novotný;
Policy analysis styles and methods ~ Eva M. Hejzlarová;
Part ii: Policy analysis by governments;
PA in the Czech Republic and the influence of supranational institutions ~ Martin Potůček, Vladimír Hulík and Libor Stejskal;
Europeanized policy making in the czech republic and its limits ~ Ivo Šlosarčík;
Policy analysis in the central government ~ Arnošt Veselý and Martin Nekola;
Policy analysis in sub-national governments: the policy capacity of the regions ~ Arnošt Veselý and Martin Nekola;
Policy analysis at the local level ~ Daniel Ryšavý;
Part iii: Internal policy advisory councils, consultants, and public opinion;
Internal policy advisory councils (governmental and departmental advisory bodies) ~ Kateřina Merklová;
Public opinion and public policy ~ Paulina Tabery;
Policy analysis outsourcing in the Czech Republic ~ Vojtěch Sedláček;
Part iv: Parties and interest group-based policy analysis;
Czech political parties and policy analysis ~ Vilém Novotný, Martin Polášek and Michel Perottino;
Labour unions and (their) policy making ~ Jan Májíček and Ondřej Lánský;
Policy analysis and the ngo sector ~ Kateřina Ptáčková and Karel Čada;
Part v: Academic and advocacy-based policy analysis;
News media and decision-making ~ Vlastimil Nečas and Tomáš Trampota;
Think tanks and policy discourses in the Czech Republic ~ Ondřej Císař and Milan Hrubeš;
Academics and policy-relevant knowledge ~ Tereza Stőckelová;
Czech public policy programs and policy analysis instruction ~ Arnošt Veselý and Martin Nekola;
Conclusions: what future for policy analysis?~ Arnošt Veselý, Martin Nekola and Eva Hejzlarová
Review Quotes
Petr Just, Metropolitan University Prague
“A unique publication, covering all areas and levels of policy analysis in the Czech Republic, and filling an important gap as no similar comprehensive analysis currently exists.”
Attila Bartha, Center for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
“An excellent book that explores how turbulent historical legacies [and] supra-national as well as domestic policy actors have been shaping Czech policy analysis.”
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