Deliberative Policy Analysis : Understanding Governance in the Network Society.
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
- Theories of Institutional Design
Theories of Institutional Design
1 online resource (325 pages)
- Policy sciences.
- Electronic books.
- This 2003 book makes a forceful argument for the implementation of a deliberatively-oriented policy analysis in democratic governance.
Governance or the rise of a new vocabulary
The need for an interpretative account of governance
Policymaking and politics in the network society: five challenges for analysis
The new spaces of politics
Politics and policymaking under the condition of radical uncertainty
The increased importance of 'difference' for our understanding of politics
Acting upon an awareness of interdependence
Policymaking and the dynamics of trust and identity
Towards a deliberative policy analysis
Policy analysis for the network society
Policy analysis is interpretative
Policy analysis is practice-oriented
Policy analysis is deliberative
Conclusion: the transformative work of policy analysis
Outline of the book
Part I Policy conflict and deliberation in the network society
1 Collaborative policymaking: governance through dialogue
Diversity and interdependence
Results of authentic dialogue among diverse, interdependent stakeholders
The Sacramento Water Forum as a model
How collaborative planning can result in system adaptations
Obstacles to collaborative dialogues
Alternative models of planning and policymaking
Can collaborative dialogue really make a difference?
Emerging, flexible, adaptive institutions
Conclusions and reflections
2 Place, identity and local politics: analysing initiatives in deliberative governance
The challenge of governance transformation
Evaluating institutional capacity building
A city-centre urban regeneration partnership
The struggle for wider horizons and relations
The micro-politics of urban governance transformation
3 A frame in the fields: policymaking and the reinvention of politics
The politics of nature: from conservation to development
The limits to classical-modernist practices of policymaking
The case of nature development: the government's response
Policymaking and the creation of political community
New forms of governance as challenge for policy analysis
Methods of a new policy analysis
Discourse analysis as tool of a deliberative policy analysis
Terms of policy discourse
Conclusion and outlook
Part II Rethinking policy discourse
4 Democracy through policy discourse
Democracy and policy discourse
The ambivalent potential of reflexive policy discourse: Berger revisited
Policy discourse in the looking glass
Democracy and the policy orientation: the loyal opposition
Dissident policy professionalism: the recognition of bias
Public discourse and policy discourse: the case of the Clayoquot Sound scientific panel
Reversing the order of policy discourse
Democratic policy discourse: a question of power
5 Understanding policy practices: action, dialectic and deliberation in policy analysis
Introduction: the modernist legacy in policy analysis
The emergence of practice in contemporary policy theory
What is practice?
Case study: the expansion of Schiphol airport
Practices as units of reflexivity
Governance, the practice perspective and democratic deliberation
6 Reframing practice
An interpretation of policy frames
Frames and reframing in practice
From NIMBY to community health partnerships
Reframing in practice
Part III Foundations of deliberative policy analysis
7 Beyond empiricism: policy analysis as deliberative practice.
Mainstream policy analysis: empiricism and its technocratic practices
Postempiricism: theoretical foundations
Postempiricism: from proof to discourse
Practical reason as reasoning-in-context
Policy-analytic implications: the empirical in normative context
Towards a policy science of democracy: institutions and practices
8 Accessing local knowledge
Policy analysis and communities of meaning
'Culture' and 'interpretation': argumentation by metaphor
Accessing local knowledge: conducting meaning audits and mapping architectures of meaning?
Analysing local knowledge
Towards interpretative analyses: implications for professional practice
9 Theoretical strategies of poststructuralist policy analysis: towards an analytics of government
Points of departure I: policy analysis after Saussure
Points of departure II: policy analysis and the 'real'
Poststructuralist policy analysis: an approach without actors and structures?
Policymaking and the analytics of government
Policymaking as 'ordering activity'
Policymaking and reflexive government
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
- Wagenaar, Hendrik.
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- Print version: Hajer, Maarten A. Deliberative Policy Analysis
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