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Policy Analysis in Spain

Edited by Laura Chaqués-Bonafont and Jacint Jordana

Published

Apr 1, 2022

Page count

288 pages

Series

International Library of Policy Analysis

ISBN

978-1447353744

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Apr 1, 2022

Page count

288 pages

Series

International Library of Policy Analysis

ISBN

978-1447353775

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Policy Analysis in Spain

This book is the first systematic study of policy analysis activities in Spain.

It provides a comprehensive overview of how policy actors, including politicians, think tanks, researchers, interest groups and experts, generate information for the policy making process. The book explores how executive and legislative actors participate in the production of policy analysis and how all actors elaborate and disseminate information on policy analysis.

Contributors consider the ways different policy actors are involved in the production of data and information about policy problems, the resources used to produce policy analysis and the type of analysis produced over time in different policy areas.

Laura Chaqués-Bonafont is Professor of Political Science at the University of Barcelona, and Research Fellow at Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Spain.

Jacint Jordana is Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.

Part I: The Styles and Methods of Public Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis in Spain. A Historical approach ~ Albert Carreras and Anna Aubanell

Democracy and the development of policy analysis ~ Joan Subirats

Part II: Policy Analysis by Governments

Policy analysis by the Central Government ~ Salvador Parrado

Policy analysis by regional governments ~ Carles Ramió

Policy analysis at the municipal level ~ Jaume Magre

Domestic policy analysis by international actors ~ Oriol Costa and Marga León

Policy analysis and Public Opinion ~ Laura Chaqués Bonafont and Mónica Méndez

Part III: Policy analysis beyond executive in the public sphere

Parliamentary committees and inquiries ~ Anna Palau

Advisory bodies and participatory processes ~ Joan Font and Pau Alarcón

Policy analysis at universities and research centres ~ Jacint Jordana

Part IV: Policy Analysis by Parties, Interest Groups, and other actors

Political parties ~ Fernando Casal

Interest Groups I: Labour unions and employers’ associations ~ Oscar Molina

Interest Groups II: Non-governmental Organizations ~ Luz Muñoz

Think tanks ~ Jordi Bacaria

Policy analysis and policy evaluation as a profession ~ Veronica Viñas

Concluding remarks ~ Jacint Jordana and Laura Chaqués-Bonafont