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Policy Analysis in the Czech Republic

Arnost Veselý, Martin Nekola, and Eva M. Hejzlarová


This book provides the first comprehensive review of the state of the art of policy analysis in the Czech Republic. The edited volume consists of nineteen original chapters that address different aspects of policy analysis in the Czech Republic. Written by leading experts in the field – including informed practitioners – it outlines the historical development, identifies its role in academic education and research, and examines its styles and methods.

Keywords: policy analysis, policy, Czech Republic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447318149
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318149.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arnost Veselý, editor
Charles University in Prague

Martin Nekola, editor
Charles University in Prague

Eva M. Hejzlarová, editor
Charles University in Prague

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Part I The styles and methods of public policy analysis in the Czech Republic

Part II Policy analysis by governments

Five Policy analysis in the Czech Republic and the influence of supranational organisations

Martin Potůček, Vladimír Hulík, Klára Hulíková Tesárková, Libor Stejskal

Eight Policy analysis in subnational governments

Martin Nekola, Arnošt Veselý

Part III Internal policy advisory councils, consultants and public opinion

Twelve Policy analysis outsourcing

Vojtěch Sedláček, Arnošt Veselý

Part IV Parties and interest group-based policy analysis

Fourteen Policy analysis and the voluntary sector

Karel Čada, Kateřina Ptáčková

Part V Academic and advocacy-based policy analysis

Fifteen The news media and decision making

Vlastimil Nečas, Tomáš Trampota

Sixteen Think tanks and policy discourses

Ondřej Císař, Milan Hrubeš

Eighteen Czech public policy programmes and policy analysis education

Arnošt Veselý, Eva M. Hejzlarová, Anna Zelinková

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