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Jose Luis Mendez and Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447329152

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447329152.001.0001

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Evolution of policy analysis as a field of study in Mexico

Evolution of policy analysis as a field of study in Mexico

(p.11) Two Evolution of policy analysis as a field of study in Mexico
Policy Analysis in Mexico
Jose-Luis Mendez
Policy Press

This chapter provides a description of how the academic field of Policy Analysis has evolved in Mexico. After presenting the different approaches to policy analysis, mainly “evaluative policy analysis” and “explanatory analysis”, it discusses three periods of policy analysis in the country. The first one goes from 1940 to 1990, when the subject was studied under an authoritarian political system that cared little about policy efficiency and with no relation to the policy analysis methods or approaches which emerged in the U.S. in the 1950s. The second one, 1990-2000, was a decade during which policy analysis finally emerged as a field, with Mexican scholars producing pioneering works and sponsoring the first academic programs and expert journals, all of this in the middle of important economic and political changes in the country. The third period, from 2000 to the present time, has been characterized by an increasing number of publications, academic programs and contributors, reflecting the growing maturity of the field and the more favorable intellectual conditions provided by an emerging democratic environment. Thus, the chapter concludes that policy analysis as a field of study has surpassed in Mexico its visibility threshold, although it still needs to overcome some other challenges.

Keywords:   policy analysis, policy study, policy field, policy approaches, policy process, Mexico, policy capacity

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