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Professor Peter Knoepfel

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349071

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349071.001.0001

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Research and working hypotheses

Research and working hypotheses

(p.251) Eleven Research and working hypotheses
Public policy analysis

Peter Knoepfel

Corinne Larrue

Frédéric Varone

Michael Hill

Policy Press

This chapter constructs hypotheses that underlie all of the processes involved in policy analysis, irrespective of whether its purpose is explanatory, evaluative, or predicative. It recapitulates the main analytical dimensions previously identified for the definition of the six products of a public policy found in political-administrative and social reality. It presents three possible access points for the formulation of working hypotheses to be tested in the course of an empirical analysis of the explanatory factors behind the six policy products. It makes direct reference to the logic of the analysis model and to the basic elements on which the public policy approach, which is inspired by actor-centered institutionalism, is based. It attempts to describe the six products of a public policy.

Keywords:   policy analysis, public policy, social reality, actor-centered institutionalism

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