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Policy Analysis in Canada$
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Laurent Dobuzinskis and Michael Howlett

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447334910

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447334910.001.0001

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Policy analysis in local government

Policy analysis in local government

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(p.121) Six Policy analysis in local government
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Policy Analysis in Canada
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Daniel Henstra

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447334910.003.0006

This chapter focuses on policy analysis and policy capacity of local governments in Canada. It discusses the nature of local public policy issues, the dynamics of local policy-making, the demand for policy analysis in local government and the specific analytical techniques used by local policy workers. Drawing on content analysis of relevant documents and interviews with municipal policy workers, the chapter presents new evidence about policy analysis at the local level, which has traditionally received less research attention than policy work at the federal and provincial levels.

Keywords:   Canada, local government, policy analysis, policy capacity, public policy

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