Policy analysis in Germany

Edited by Sonja Blum and Klaus Schubert

Policy analysis in Germany
This comprehensive study, part of the International Library of Policy Analysis, brings together for the first time a systemic overview of policy analysis activities in Germany. Written by leading experts in the field – including informed practitioners – it outlines the development of the discipline, identifies its role in academic education and research, and examines its styles and methods. The book also focuses on the role of policy analysis for governments and parliaments, for parties, social partners, and interest groups. By offering a rich and timely analysis of policy analysis in Germany, this book is a valuable resource for academic exchange and for teaching, particularly in the fields of political science, social sciences, economics and geography. Moreover, by its broad, comprehensive understanding of ‘policy analysis’, the book will be of practical relevance and shape the debate for the future development of policy analysis in Germany and the different spheres where it is practised.
Sonja Blum is a political scientist and Senior Researcher at the University of Vienna, Austria. Her academic interests are policy analysis, comparative welfare state research, family policy, and the role of evidence and learning in policy-making.

Klaus Schubert holds the chair on German Politics and Policy Analysis at the Institute for Political Science of the University of Münster, Germany. His major fields of research and publication are comparative policy analysis, especially social and welfare policies, as well as politics and economics.
Policy Analysis in Germany: The discipline over time: retrospect, status quo and outlook ~ Sonja Blum and Klaus Schubert;
Part I: The Foundations, Styles and Methods of Policy Analysis in Germany;
Historical Forerunners of Policy Analysis in Germany ~ Klaus von Beyme;
The Development of Policy Analysis in Germany: Practical problems and theoretical concerns ~ Werner Jann and Bastian Jantz;
Professionalisation of Policy Analysis in Germany: On the way or faraway? ~ Sylvia Pannowitsch;
Methods and Study Types in German Policy Analysis ~ Volker Schneider, Claudius Wagemann and Frank Janning;
Policy Analysis in the German-speaking Countries: Common traditions, different cultures in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland ~ Nils C. Bandelow, Fritz Sager and Peter Biegelbauer;
Part II: Policy Analysis by Governments;
Federal Government: Permanent In-house Capacities – Life within the ‘Apparatus’ ~ Josef Schmid and Daniel Buhr;
Statist Policy Advice: Policy Analysis in the German Länder ~ Roland Sturm and Markus M. Müller;
Local Policy Processes: Economisation, Professionalisation, Democratisation ~ Jörg Bogumil and Claudia Ruddat;
Part III: Policy Analysis by Committees, Public Inquiries, and Consultants;
Federal Government: Temporary, issue-related policy advice ~ Rolf G. Heinze;
Parliamentary In-house Research Services and Policy-making in Germany: Sancho Pansa or the Sling of David? ~ Stefan Marschall;
The German Bundestag and External Expertise: Policy-orientation as counterweight to Deparliamentarisation? ~ Sven T. Siefken and Suzanne S. Schüttemeyer;
Part IV: Policy Analysis by Parties, Interest Groups and Think Tanks;
From Hand to Mouth: Parties and Policy-making in Germany ~ Timo Grunden;
Policy Analysis by Trade Unions and Business Associations in Germany ~ Wolfgang Schroeder and Samuel Greef;
Public Interest Groups and Policy Analysis: A Push for Evidence-based Policy-making? ~ Christoph Strünck;
Think Tanks ~ Sven Jochem;
Part V: Policy Analysis by Research Institutes and Academia;
Policy Analysis at Non-University Research Institutes ~ Martin Thunert;
The Role of Policy Analysis in Teaching Political Science at German Universities ~ Renate Reiter and Annette E. Töller;
Academics and Policy Analysis – The tension between epistemic and practical concerns ~ Renate Mayntz

"the book aims to provide an international readership...a useful map of the variety of domestic actors involved in analysing, producing and evaluating policy in Germany". Julia Himmrich, PhD candidate London School of Economics

"The editors make a convincing case for the necessity of a comprehensive state of the discipline review." Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration

Imprint
Policy Press
Publisher
The Policy Press
Language
English
Product Format
Hardback
Dimensions
172 x 240
Publication Date
31 Jul 2013
Number of Pages
312
ISBN
978-1447306252

About the book

This comprehensive study, part of the International Library of Policy Analysis, brings together for the first time a systemic overview of policy analysis activities in Germany. Written by leading experts in the field – including informed practitioners – it outlines the development of the discipline, identifies its role in academic education and research, and examines its styles and methods. The book also focuses on the role of policy analysis for governments and parliaments, for parties, social partners, and interest groups. By offering a rich and timely analysis of policy analysis in Germany, this book is a valuable resource for academic exchange and for teaching, particularly in the fields of political science, social sciences, economics and geography. Moreover, by its broad, comprehensive understanding of ‘policy analysis’, the book will be of practical relevance and shape the debate for the future development of policy analysis in Germany and the different spheres where it is practised.

Content

Policy Analysis in Germany: The discipline over time: retrospect, status quo and outlook ~ Sonja Blum and Klaus Schubert;
Part I: The Foundations, Styles and Methods of Policy Analysis in Germany;
Historical Forerunners of Policy Analysis in Germany ~ Klaus von Beyme;
The Development of Policy Analysis in Germany: Practical problems and theoretical concerns ~ Werner Jann and Bastian Jantz;
Professionalisation of Policy Analysis in Germany: On the way or faraway? ~ Sylvia Pannowitsch;
Methods and Study Types in German Policy Analysis ~ Volker Schneider, Claudius Wagemann and Frank Janning;
Policy Analysis in the German-speaking Countries: Common traditions, different cultures in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland ~ Nils C. Bandelow, Fritz Sager and Peter Biegelbauer;
Part II: Policy Analysis by Governments;
Federal Government: Permanent In-house Capacities – Life within the ‘Apparatus’ ~ Josef Schmid and Daniel Buhr;
Statist Policy Advice: Policy Analysis in the German Länder ~ Roland Sturm and Markus M. Müller;
Local Policy Processes: Economisation, Professionalisation, Democratisation ~ Jörg Bogumil and Claudia Ruddat;
Part III: Policy Analysis by Committees, Public Inquiries, and Consultants;
Federal Government: Temporary, issue-related policy advice ~ Rolf G. Heinze;
Parliamentary In-house Research Services and Policy-making in Germany: Sancho Pansa or the Sling of David? ~ Stefan Marschall;
The German Bundestag and External Expertise: Policy-orientation as counterweight to Deparliamentarisation? ~ Sven T. Siefken and Suzanne S. Schüttemeyer;
Part IV: Policy Analysis by Parties, Interest Groups and Think Tanks;
From Hand to Mouth: Parties and Policy-making in Germany ~ Timo Grunden;
Policy Analysis by Trade Unions and Business Associations in Germany ~ Wolfgang Schroeder and Samuel Greef;
Public Interest Groups and Policy Analysis: A Push for Evidence-based Policy-making? ~ Christoph Strünck;
Think Tanks ~ Sven Jochem;
Part V: Policy Analysis by Research Institutes and Academia;
Policy Analysis at Non-University Research Institutes ~ Martin Thunert;
The Role of Policy Analysis in Teaching Political Science at German Universities ~ Renate Reiter and Annette E. Töller;
Academics and Policy Analysis – The tension between epistemic and practical concerns ~ Renate Mayntz
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