Policy Analysis in Germany

Edited by Sonja Blum and Klaus Schubert

Policy Analysis in Germany

Edited by Sonja Blum and Klaus Schubert

Distributed for Bristol University Press

312 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2013
Cloth $156.00 ISBN: 9781447306252 Published October 2013 For sale in North and South America only
The first systemic overview of policy analysis in Germany, this volume traces the development of the discipline, identifies its role in education and research, and analyzes its methods. The contributors—many of them leading scholars and practitioners in the field—assess the role of policy analysis in institutions ranging from governments and political parties to interest groups and private organizations. Broadening current perspectives, this inaugural volume in the International Library of Policy Analysis series will make a significant contribution to debates surrounding the future of the discipline in Germany. 

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Notes on contributors

1  Policy analysis if Germany: past, present and future of the discipline

Sonja Blum and Klaus Schubert

2  Historical forerunners of policy analysis in Germany

Klaus von Beyme

3  The development of policy analysis in Germany: practical problems and theoretical concepts

Werner Jann and Bastian Jantz

4  Professionalisation of policy analysis in Germany: on the way or faraway?

Sylvia Pannowitsch

5  Methods and study types in German policy analysis

Volker Schneider, Claudius Wagemann and Frank Janning

6  Policy analysis in the German-speaking countries:  common traditions, different cultures, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Nils C. Bandelow, Fritz Sager and Peter Biegelbauer

7  Federal government: permanent in-house capacities – life within the ‘apparatus’

Josef Schmid and Daniel Buhr

8  Statist policy advice: policy analysis in the German Länder

Roland Sturm and Marcus M. Müller

9  Local policy processes: economisation, professionalisation, and democratisation

Jörg Bogumil and Claudia Ruddat

10  Federal government in Germany: temporary, issue-related policy advice

Rolf G. Heinze

11  Parliamentary in-house research services and policy making in Germany: Sancho Panza or David’s sling?

Stefan Marschall

12  The German Bundestag and external expertise: policy orientation as counterweight to deparliamentarisation?

Sven T. Siefken and Suzanne S. Schüttemeyer

13  From hand to mouth: parties and policy-making in Germany

Timo Grunden

14  Policy analysis by trade unions and business associations in Germany

Wolfgang Schroeder and Samuel Greef

15  Public interest groups and policy analysis: a push for evidence-based policy-making?

Christoph Strünck

16  Think tanks: bridging beltway and ivory tower

Sven Jochem

17  Non-university research institutes: between basic research, knowledge transfer to the public and policy analysis

Martin Thunert

18  The role of policy analysis in teaching political science at German universities

Renate Reiter and Annette Elisabeth Töller

19  Academics and policy analysis: the tension between epistemic and practical concerns

Renate Mayntz



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Julia Himmrich | LSE Review of Books
Policy Analysis in Germany provides the first comprehensive overview to the policy literature, giving significant insight into actors, structures and processes.”
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