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Policy Analysis in Mexico

Jose Luis Mendez and Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna


This book provides the first detailed examination of the practice of policy analysis in Mexico. It studies how public institutions and other non-state actors gather and review information and ponder options in the process of making (or trying to influence) policy decisions. Its chapters also offer explanations that are helpful for understanding how and why policy analysis activities vary across settings, and why this intellectual activity has made significant progress but is still far from being fully established in the country. While these are questions that have great theoretical and practic ... More

Keywords: policy analysis, Mexico, public administration, developing countries, Latin America, democratisation, policy capacity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447329152
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447329152.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jose Luis Mendez, editor
El Colegio de Mexico

Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna, editor

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One Policy analysis in Mexico: an introduction

Jose-Luis Mendez and Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna

Part One Policy analysis as a field of study in Mexico

Part Two Policy analysis within the federal state

Four Policy analysis and bureaucratic capacity in the federal government

Jesus F. Hernández-Galicia and David Arellano-Gault

Six Policy analysis in autonomous agencies1

María del Carmen Pardo and Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna

Seven Policy analysis in the Chamber of Deputies

Rodrigo Velazquez Lopez Velarde

Part Three Policy analysis in state and local governments

Part Four Policy analysis beyond the state

Eleven Policy analysis in think tanks

Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna and Marcela I. Vazquez

Fifteen Policy analysis in the media: the coverage of public issues and the relevance of context

Manuel Alejandro Guerrero, Monica Luengas Restrepo, Carlos Fuentes Ochoa and Martha Lizbeth Palacios1

Sixteen Conclusion

Jose-Luis Mendez and Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna

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