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Frameworks for Policy Analysis

Merging Text and Context, 1st Edition

By Raul Lejano

Routledge

280 pages | 41 B/W Illus.

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Description

Frameworks for Policy Analysis </EM>argues that, in order to bring relevance back to policy analysis, we need to approach policy situations as complex phenomena and employ multiple ways of looking at things in order to understand the essential elements of each policy case. The book is an exploration of distinct, sometimes radically different, models for analysis, but it is also a reference for these multiple methodologies that all come under the term "analysis." Along with classic and recent models, the book introduces some new concepts that serve to deepen our analysis and aspire to what Geertz calls "thick description." This text, written for advanced courses in policy analysis, is an answer to the critical gap between the complexity and dimensionality of policy situations and the abstract and formal character of policy analysis, in general. The book begins by introducing the reader to dominant models of analysis, pointing out their limitations and the potential for transcending these limits. It also introduces new analytical approaches that help to merge text and context, increasing the dimensionality and authenticity of the analysis.

About the Author

Raul Lejano is Professor in the School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. He has authored/co-authored close to a hundred peer-reviewed articles and five books, including A Phenomenology of Institutions: Relationality and Governance in China and Beyond (Routledge).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC010000
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
POL002000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
POL026000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General