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Policy Analysis In Australia

Kate Crowley


Policy Analysis in Australia provides a broad range of perspectives on the location, scope, challenges, and quality of policy analysis in Australia. It accounts for the diverse sources of policy analysis and advice, within and outside government; and the diverse institutional settings in which analysis and decision-making are undertaken. Unlike books that critically assess policy development and policy outcomes in different policy fields, this volume focuses on the nature and quality of the various processes and organisational locations for the production and distribution of policy ideas and p ... More

Keywords: Australian policy analysis, policy advice, policy capacity in Australia, policy research in Australia, public policy in Australia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447310273
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447310273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Crowley, editor
University of Tasmania

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One Policy analysis in Australia

Kate Crowley and Brian Head

Part One The ‘policy advising’ context

Part Two Analysis and advice within government

Six Policy and policy analysis in Australian states

John Phillimore and Tracey Arklay

Seven Policy analysis capacity and Australian local government

Brian Dollery, Michael A. Kortt and Simone de Souza

Part Three Policy analysis beyond executive government

Nine Parliamentary committees and inquiries

Ian Marsh and Darren Halpin

Ten Expert policy advisory bodies

Jenny Stewart and Scott Prasser

Eleven Consultants, think tanks and public policy

Ariadne Vromen and Patrick Hurley

Part Four Parties and interest groups in policy analysis

Fifteen Policy and the labour movement

Rae Cooper, Bradon Ellem and Chris F. Wright

Sixteen Policy capacity in the community sector

Susan Goodwin and Ruth Phillips

Part Five Policy analysis instruction and research

Eighteen Academic research and public policy

Brian Head and James Walter

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