C. Halpern, P. Hassenteufel, P. Zittoun (dir.) avec les contributions de N. Gally, M. Milet, Y. Surel – Policy analysis in France

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Policy Press, coll. International Library of Policy Analysis, 2018, ISBN 978-1447324218

Policy analysis in France lays the foundation for a more systematic understanding of policy analysis in the country. In doing so, the volume discusses the role of the State and its restructuring, processes of government and governance, and State-Society relationships and policies as both a process and an outcome. Through 18 chapters contributions focus on policymakers, their practices, ideas and discourses, how they engage in sustained relationships with a large variety of market and society actors, and the concrete devices they use in order to make policy objectives operational. This is a comprehensive study of policy analysis in France that will be valuable to academics and postgraduate students researching and studying a range of policy and public management areas.

 

 

 

Policy analysis in France: Introduction ~ Charlotte Halpern, Patrick Hassenteufel and Philippe Zittoun;
PART ONE: THE STYLES AND METHODS OF PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS;

  • On the path to public policy analysis: An ‘administrative science’ between reform and academy ~ Renaud Payre and Gilles Pollet
  • The emergence of modern policy analysis in France ~ Fabrice Hamelin
  • Recent developments within French policy studies ~ Jacques de Maillard and Andy Smith
  • Methods of French policy studies ~ Claire Dupuy and Philippe Zittoun

PART TWO: POLICY ANALYSIS BY GOVERNMENTS;

  • Civil servants and policy analysis in central government ~ Emilie Biland and Natacha Gally
  • Policy analysis in French local government ~ Alain Faure and Emmanuel Négrier
  • Beyond weakness: Policy analysis in parliament ~ Olivier Rozenberg and Yves Surel

PART THREE: COMMITTEES, PUBLIC INQUIRIES, AND CONSULTANTS

  • Public inquiries, committees ~ Cécile Blatrix and Guillaume Gourgues
  • Management consultants as policy actors ~ Julie Gervais and Frédéric Pierru

PART FOUR: PARTIES, INTEREST GROUPS, RESEARCH INSTITUTES AND THINK TANKS

  • The field of expertise ~ Mathieu Hauchecorne and Etienne Penissat
  • Political parties and think tanks: Policy analysis oriented toward office-seeking ~ Camilo Argibay, Rafaël Cos and Anne-Cécile Douillet
  • Economic interest groups and policy analysis in France ~ Guillaume Courty and Marc Milet
  • NGOs, civil society and policy analysis: From mutual disinterest to reciprocal investment ~ Laurie Boussaguet and Charlotte Halpern
  • Trade union expertise in public policy ~ Sophie Beroud and Jean-Marie Pernot

PART FIVE: ACADEMIC POLICY ANALYSIS

  • Economics and policy analysis: ‘From state to market’? ~ Daniel Benamouzig and Frédéric Lebaron
  • The academic world of French policy studies: Training, teaching and researching ~ Patrick Hassenteufel and Patrick Le Galès
  • Public policy analysis in France: From public action to political power ~ Patrice Duran