Policy Analysis and Process

… one of the core Subjects in Public Management

StudyOfPolicySubject description

This public management subject, within the Analysis and Skills domain, deals with the concepts and techniques of policy analysis and processes associated with policy making.

The core topics and concepts of Policy Analysis and Process are listed below with the concepts in alphabetical order. The core concepts are organized by topic in the Atlas course, Atlas101 Policy Analysis and Process

Core normed topics
The Study of Policy Analysis and Process

Interests and the Policy Process

Institutions and the Policy Process

Ideas and the Policy Process

Problem Definition and Agenda Setting

Policy Instruments and Design

Models of Decision Making

Evidence and Decision Making

Implementation and the Policy Cycle

Evaluation and the Policy Cycle

Policy Communication

Policy Communities and Networks

Core concepts
The Study of Policy Analysis and Process

Policy Analysis

Policy Design

Public Policy

Trade-off

Policy Consistency

Lasswell’s Policy Sciences

Median Voter Theorem

Pal’s Elements of Policy Content

Positive (or Descriptive) vs. Normative

Positivism vs. Post-positivism (and Constructivism)

Pal’s Types of Reasoning in Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis’s Impact on Policymaking

Policy Capacity

Interests and the Policy Process

Interests

Interest Group

Median Voter Theorem

Collective Action

Majoritarian Democracy

Endowment Effect

Pal’s Glossary of Conceptualizing Interests in Policymaking

Elite Theory

Stakeholders

Institutions and the Policy Process

Homo Economicus

Social Norms

Policy Feedback

Ideas and the Policy Process

The Role of Ideas in Policymaking

Contradictions of Liberal Democracy

Utilitarianism

Political Left

Political Right

Problem Definition and Agenda Setting

Pal’s Aspects of Problem Definition

Issue Framing

Policy Crises, Policy Entrepreneurs, and Political Entrepreneurs

Focusing Event

Path Dependence

Policy Images

Policy Window

Supply and Demand for Policy Analysis

Political (Party) Platform

Political Business Cycle

Agenda Setting and Media Bias

Convergence Theory

Policy Instruments and Design

Typologies of Policy Instruments

Pal’s Classification of Policy Instruments

Policy Design and Social Values

Models of Decision Making

Rational Decision Making Model

Satisficing Behaviour

Lindblom’s Incrementalism and Muddling Through

Maximizing Behaviour

Bounded Rationality

Heuristics

Behavioural Economics

Libertarian Paternalism

Postmodernist Critiques of Rational Decision Making

P-Hacking

Evidence and Decision Making
Implementation and the Policy Cycle

 

Evaluation and the Policy Cycle

Formative Evaluation

Judicial Evaluation Model

Broken Windows Theory

Policy Communication

Discourse

Policy Argument

Policy Images

Policy Paradigm

Pal’s Comparison of Academic and Policy Research

Symbolic Representation and Narrative

Dunn’s Four-stage Process of Communicating Policy-relevant Knowledge

Cognitive Dissonance

Homophily

Deep Core Beliefs

Postmodernist Policy Analysis

Policy Communities and Networks

Policy Community

Policy Networks

Advocacy Coalitions

Network Targets

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 3 December 2019.

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