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Policy Analysis in Spain

Edited by Laura Chaqués-Bonafont and Jacint Jordana

Published

Apr 29, 2022

Page count

344 pages

Series

International Library of Policy Analysis

ISBN

978-1447353744

Dimensions

244 x 170 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Apr 29, 2022

Page count

344 pages

Series

International Library of Policy Analysis

ISBN

978-1447353775

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Apr 29, 2022

Page count

344 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.

"This book provides an unprecedented contribution to the study of policy analysis in Spain. It is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the challenges of policy-making in a multi-level governance context.” Charlotte Halpern, Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics

“An all-star cast of experts provide a much-needed overview of the most important elements of how policy analysis is organised in Spain. This book will interest anyone who wants to understand why Spanish governments do what they do.” Frank R. Baumgartner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

Jacint Jordana is Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Director of the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).

1. Policy Analysis in Spain: Actors and Institutions

Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Jacint Jordana

Part One: Examining the Policy Analysis Context

2. Historical Forerunners in Spanish Policy Analysis

Albert Carreras, Anna Maria Aubanell-Jubany

3. Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation as a Profession

Verónica Viñas

Part Two: Policy Analysis by Governments

4. Policy Analysis in Central Government: Still in Its Infancy

Salvador Parrado

5. Policy Analysis and Regional Governments

Andrea Noferini, David Sancho

6. Policy Analysis in Local Government: Objects, Perspectives, and Actors

Esther Pano, Lluís Medir, Jaume Magre

7. Domestic Policy Analysis by International Actors

Oriol Costa, Marga León

Part Three: Policy Analysis Beyond Executive in the Public Sphere

8. Parliamentary Committees As Policy Analysis Institutions

Anna M. Palau, Andreu Rodilla

9. Policy Analysis and Public Opinion

Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Mónica Méndez, Yeimy Ospina

10. Advisory Bodies and Participatory Processes

Joan Font, Pau Alarcón

11. Policy Analysis at Universities and Research Centres

Ivan Cerrillo, Jacint Jordana

Part Four: Policy Analysis by Parties, Interest Groups, and Other Actors

12. Political Parties and Policy Analysis

Oscar Barberà, Juan Rodríguez-Teruel, Fernando Casal

13. Trade Unions, Policy Analysis, and the Policy Process

Oscar Molina, Alejandro Godino

14. Business Associations and Policy Analysis

Ivan Medina

15. NGOs As Policy Analysis Partners: From Invisibility to Expansion

Luz Muñoz Márquez, Noemí Orué Guerrero

16. Think Tanks and Policy Analysis