Beyond Policy Analysis 6th Edition – Book Highlights
Book description [DRAFT]
Beyond Policy Analysis, 6th Edition is a text book, by Atlas co-editor Leslie A. Pal, Graeme Auld, and Alexandra Mallett. The book is frequently referenced in the Atlas of Public Management.
The concluding chapter, entitled Going Forward: Doing Policy Analysis, is co-authored by both Atlas co-editors and includes links to the Atlas, particularly to Most Useful Concepts. [Click image on left for the Amazon.ca link.]
Detailed reference for the 6th edition
Chapter titles in Beyond Policy Analysis, 6th Ed.
- TO COME
Glossary of key terms in Beyond Policy Analysis, 6th Ed. [TO BE UPDATED]
The Key Terms at the end of each of Chapters 1-9 are reproduced on the Atlas at:
Alignment of Beyond Policy Analysis with Atlas subjects, topics and concepts
As could be expected from the second and third word in the title, Beyond Policy Analysis addresses many of the topics and concepts in the Atlas subject Policy Analysis and Process. And, as might be expected from the first word in the title, Beyond Policy Analysis addresses many of the topics and concepts in Implementation and Delivery which can be viewed as the next, practice-oriented, step from Policy Analysis and Process. As well, Beyond Policy Analysis addresses several topics in Governance and Institutions and Evaluation and Performance Measurement. The table below displays the topics and concepts that draw, or will draw, on material in Beyond Policy Analysis.
Chapters and Sections
Atlas Topics (bold) and Concepts
1. Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice
|What Is Public Policy?
|What Is Public Policy Analysis?
|The Policy Movement
|Lasswell’s Policy Sciences
2. Modern Governance: The Challenges for Policy Analysis
|The Politics of Difference
|Governance and Public Management
3. Problem Definition in Policy Analysis
|Problem Definition: Key Issues
|Problem Definition: Beyond Old Categories
4. Policy Instruments and Design
|Inventory and the Dynamics of Instrument Choice
|New Emphases: Information, Partnerships, Internationalism, and Institutional Design
5. Policy Implementation
|Public Management Developments: The NPM Model and Beyond
|Implementation and a Changing Public Service
6. Policy Communities and Networks
|Communities and Networks: Conceptual Frameworks
|Policy Communities, Networks, and Policy Management
|Types of Evaluation
|Policy Evaluation in Canada
8. Policymaking under Pressure
|Managing Emergencies and Crises
|Expectations vs. Reality in Crisis Management
9. Policy Communication
|Approaches to Policy Communication
|Dunn’s Four-stage Process of Communicating Policy-relevant Knowledge
|The Practice of Policy Communication
|Pal’s Comparison of Academic and Policy Research
|Policy Analysis: Rethinking the Toolkit
|Nature and Purpose of Modern Governance
|Ethics, Accountability, and Good Governance
|Benchmarking the Policy Process
Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 13 March 2021.
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