Policy Analysis in France

Edited by Charlotte Halpern, Patrick Hassenteufel, and Philippe Zittoun

Policy Analysis in France

Edited by Charlotte Halpern, Patrick Hassenteufel, and Philippe Zittoun

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

336 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2017
Cloth $150.00 ISBN: 9781447324218 Published April 2018 For sale in North and South America only

Understanding policy analysis in France requires first a thorough exploration of the distinction usually made in French academic and practitioner debates between policy studies and policy analysis—essentially the difference between studies of policy and studies designed for the use of policy. This book begins there, then delves into questions of how and by whom knowledge of policies is produced within and outside the French state, showing that while the tension between the two types of study is real, the continued exchange of ideas between them has led to an enrichment of both spheres. The book thus lays the foundation for a more systematic understanding of policy analysis in France.

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Frank R. Baumgartner, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina

"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."

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