Policy Analysis in the Czech Republic is a vital addition to the International Library of Policy Analysis series. It is not only the first comprehensive overview of the historical development and current state of policy analysis in the Czech Republic, but also in the post-communist Central and Eastern European region. As such, it provides a unique picture of policy analysis that in many respects profoundly differs from 'Western' policy analysis textbooks. Written by leading experts in the field – including practitioners – it outlines the historical development of policy analysis, identifies its role in academic education and research, and examines its varying styles and methods. This unique book offers indispensable reading for researchers, policy makers and students.
"A unique publication, covering all areas and levels of policy analysis in the Czech Republic and filling an important gap as no similar comprehensive analysis currently exists." Petr Just, Metropolitan University Prague
"An excellent book that explores how turbulent historical legacies, supra-national as well as domestic policy actors have been shaping Czech policy analysis." Attila Bartha, Center for Social Sciences, Hungaran Academy of Sciences
Arnošt Veselý is Head of the Department of Public and Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague.
Martin Nekola is a Researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague and the Editor-in-Chief of the Central European Journal of Public Policy.
Eva M. Hejzlarová is a Researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague.
Policy analysis in the Czech Republic: the state of the art (Arnošt Veselý)
PART I: THE STYLES AND METHODS OF PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Public policy in the Czech Republic: historical development and its current state (Martin Potůček)
Development of Czech policy analysis: social and political factors ~ Vilém Novotný;
Policy analysis styles and methods ~ Eva M. Hejzlarová;
PART II: POLICY ANALYSIS BY GOVERNMENTS;
Policy analysis in the Czech Republic and the influence of supranational organizations ~ Martin Potůček, Vladimír Hulík, Klára Hulíková Tesárková, Libor Stejskal;
Europeanized policy making in the Czech Republic and its limits ~ Ivo Šlosarčík;
Policy analysis and policy work in the central public administration ~ Arnošt Veselý, Martin Nekola:
Policy analysis in sub-national governments ~ Martin Nekola, Arnošt Veselý;
Policy work at the local level ~ Dan Ryšavý;
PART III: INTERNAL POLICY ADVISORY COUNCILS, CONSULTANTS, AND PUBLIC OPINION;
Policy advisory councils (governmental and departmental advisory bodies) ~ Kateřina Merklová, Kateřina Ptáčková;
Public opinion and public policy in the Czech Republic ~ Paulína Tabery;
Policy analysis outsourcing ~ Vojtěch Sedláček, Arnošt Veselý;
PART IV: PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUP-BASED POLICY ANALYSIS;
Czech political parties and policy analysis in the perspective of policy advisory systems ~ Vilém Novotný, Martin Polášek, Michel Perottino;
Policy Analysis and the Voluntary Sector ~ Kateřina Ptáčková, Karel Čada;
PART V: ACADEMIC AND ADVOCACY-BASED POLICY ANALYSIS;
The news media and decision-making ~ Vlastimil Nečas, Tomáš Trampota;
Think tanks and policy discourses in the Czech Republic ~ Ondřej Císař, Milan Hrubeš;
Science policy implications for policy knowledge generated in academia ~ Tereza Stőckelová;
Czech public policy programmes and policy analysis instruction ~ Arnošt Veselý, Eva M. Hejzlarová, Anna Zelinková;
Conclusions: The present and future of policy analysis in the Czech Republic ~ Arnošt Veselý, Martin Nekola.