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Policy Analysis in France

Charlotte Halpern, Patrick Hassenteufel, and Philippe Zittoun

Abstract

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 com ... More

Keywords: Policy analysis, Policy studies, State restructuring, State expertise, Political capacity, Policy resources, Knowledge, Policy process, France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447324218
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte Halpern, editor
Sciences Po, Centre d'Etudes Européennes (CEE), CNRS

Patrick Hassenteufel, editor
University of Versailles

Philippe Zittoun, editor
LAET-ENTPE (University of Lyon)

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Contents

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One Policy analysis in France: introduction

Charlotte Halpern, Patrick Hassenteufel and Philippe Zittoun

Part One The styles and methods of public policy analysis

Four Recent developments within French policy studies

Jacques de Maillard and Andy Smith

Five Methods of French policy studies

Claire Dupuy and Philippe Zittoun

Part Two Policy analysis by governments

Seven Policy analysis in French local government

Alain Faure and Emmanuel Négrier

Part Three Committees, public inquiries, and consultants

Nine Public inquiries, committees

Cécile Blatrix and Guillaume Gourgues

Ten Management consultants as policy actors

Julie Gervais and Frédéric Pierru

Part Four Parties, interest groups, research institutes and think tanks

Eleven The field of state expertise

Mathieu Hauchecorne and Etienne Penissat

Fifteen Trade union expertise in public policy

Sophie Béroud and Jean-Marie Pernot

Part Five Academic policy analysis

End Matter