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Policy analysis in Taiwan$
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Yu-Ying Kuo

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308300

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308300.001.0001

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Exploring policy advisory committees in the central government

Exploring policy advisory committees in the central government

(p.23) Two Exploring policy advisory committees in the central government
Policy analysis in Taiwan

Wen-Jiun Wang

Chang-Tay Chiou

Policy Press

As policy problems have become increasingly complicated and technical, Taiwan’s central government has sought the assistance of external policy advisors. Policy advisory committees, the focus of this chapter, are increasingly used by Taiwan’s governmental officials. Through a review of the relevant literature, a content analysis of governmental documents, and participant observation, this chapter analyzes: 1) the background of Taiwan’s policy analysis environment; 2) the structural characteristics and roles of standing advisory committees in Taiwan’s central government; and 3) the effectiveness of these committees. Recommendations about how the government can improve the contribution of advisory committees are also considered.

Keywords:   policy advisory committee, interest group, policy advisor, policy process

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