Policy analysis in France lays the foundation for a more systematic understanding of policy analysis in the country. In doing so, the volume discusses the role of the State and its restructuring, processes of government and governance, and State-Society relationships and policies as both a process and an outcome. Through 18 chapters contributions focus on policymakers, their practices, ideas and discourses, how they engage in sustained relationships with a large variety of market and society actors, and the concrete devices they use in order to make policy objectives operational. This is a comprehensive study of policy analysis in France that will be valuable to academics and postgraduate students researching and studying a range of policy and public management areas.
Dr. Charlotte Halpern is associate research professor in political science Sciences Po, Centre d’Etudes Européennes (CEE), CNRS, Paris.
Professor Patrick Hassenteufel is professor in Political Science at the University of Versailles and Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Printemps (CNRS).
Professor Philippe Zittoun is Research Professor at LAET-ENTPE (University of Lyon) and General Secretary of the International Public Policy Association
Policy analysis in France: Introduction ~ Charlotte Halpern, Patrick Hassenteufel and Philippe Zittoun;
PART ONE: THE STYLES AND METHODS OF PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS;
On the path to public policy analysis: An 'administrative science' between reform and academy ~ Renaud Payre and Gilles Pollet;
The emergence of modern policy analysis in France ~ Fabrice Hamelin;
Recent developments within French policy studies ~ Jacques de Maillard and Andy Smith;
Methods of French policy studies ~ Claire Dupuy and Philippe Zittoun;
PART TWO: POLICY ANALYSIS BY GOVERNMENTS;
Civil servants and policy analysis in central government ~ Emilie Biland and Natacha Gally;
Policy analysis in French local government ~ Alain Faure and Emmanuel Négrier;
Beyond weakness: Policy analysis in parliament ~ Olivier Rozenberg and Yves Surel;
PART THREE: COMMITTEES, PUBLIC INQUIRIES, AND CONSULTANTS;
Public inquiries, committees ~ Cécile Blatrix and Guillaume Gourgues;
Management consultants as policy actors ~ Julie Gervais and Frédéric Pierru;
PART FOUR: PARTIES, INTEREST GROUPS, RESEARCH INSTITUTES AND THINK TANKS;
The field of expertise ~ Mathieu Hauchecorne and Etienne Penissat;
Political parties and think tanks: Policy analysis oriented toward office-seeking ~ Camilo Argibay, Rafaël Cos and Anne-Cécile Douillet;
Economic interest groups and policy analysis in France ~ Guillaume Courty and Marc Milet;
NGOs, civil society and policy analysis: From mutual disinterest to reciprocal investment ~ Laurie Boussaguet and Charlotte Halpern;
Trade union expertise in public policy ~ Sophie Beroud and Jean-Marie Pernot;
PART FIVE: ACADEMIC POLICY ANALYSIS;
Economics and policy analysis: 'From state to market'? ~ Daniel Benamouzig and Frédéric Lebaron;
The academic world of French policy studies: Training, teaching and researching ~ Patrick Hassenteufel and Patrick Le Galès;
Public policy analysis in France: From public action to political power ~ Patrice Duran.
"French policy analysis has changed dramatically over the past generation, as has the study of public policy in France. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand these changes. The coverage is encyclopedic; the contributors define the current state of the art; and the editors have brought it together into a coherent overview. It is a major contribution to the literature." Frank R. Baumgartner, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina