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Policy Analysis in Ireland

John Hogan and Mary P. Murphy


This volume constitutes the Irish element in the ever-expanding International Library of Policy Analysis series, edited by Michael Howlett and Iris Geva-May and published by Policy Press. It provides unique insights into the state of policy analysis in Ireland. It draws together contributions from some of the leading policy analysis experts, both academics and practitioners, to provide a multidimensional set of perspectives on how policy analysis has developed to its current state, a century after the country gained independence. The chapters examine the range of institutions and actors involv ... More

Keywords: Ireland, Policy, Analysis, Government, Civil, Society, Public, Accountability, Transparency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447350897
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447350897.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hogan, editor
Technological University Dublin

Mary P. Murphy, editor
Maynooth University

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One Contextualising policy analysis in Ireland

John Hogan and Mary P. Murphy

Part One History, styles and methods of policy analysis in Ireland

Part Two Policy analysis at various levels of government: from local to the EU

Seven Committees and the legislature

Bernadette Connaughton

Eight Policy analysis in the civil service

Richard Boyle and Joanna O’Riordan

Part Three Think tanks, interest groups, political parties and gender-based policy analysis

Twelve Civil society organisations and policy analysis

Mary P. Murphy and Orla O’Connor

Thirteen Political parties and the policy process

Maura Adshead and Diarmuid Scully

Part Four The public, science and the media: the wider policy analysis environment in Ireland

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