Part of the International Library of Policy Analysis series, this book provides the first detailed examination of the practice of policy analysis in Mexico. Whilst shaped by the legacy of the Mexican state’s colonial history as well as by recent social, economic and political developments, the study of policy analysis within Mexico provides important comparative lessons for other countries.
Contributors study the nature of policy analysis at different sectors and levels of government as well as by non-governmental actors, such as unions, business, NGOs and the media, promoting the use of evidence-based policy analysis, leading to better policy results.
The book is a vital resource for academics and students of policy studies, public management, political science and comparative policy studies.
Jose Luis Mendez is research professor at the Center for International Studies, El Colegio de Mexico.
Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna is professor-researcher in the Public Administration Department at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE).
Introduction ~ José Luis Méndez and Mauricio Dussauge-Laguna;
PART ONE: POLICY ANALYSIS AS A FIELD OF STUDY IN MEXICO;
Evolution of Policy Analysis as a Field of Study in Mexico ~ José Luis Méndez;
PART TWO: POLICY ANALYSIS WITHIN THE FEDERAL STATE;
Policy Analysis in the Federal Government ~ Guillermo Cejudo;
Policy Analysis and Bureaucratic Capacity in the Federal Government ~ Jesus F. Hernandez-Galicia and David Arellano-Gault;
Policy Analysis in Advisory Councils ~ Laura Flamand;
Policy Analysis in Autonomous Agencies ~ María del Carmen Pardo and Mauricio Dussauge-Laguna;
Policy Analysis in the Chamber of Deputies ~ Rodrigo Velázquez Lopez Velarde;
Evolution of Policy Analysis as a Profession and Field of Studies in Mexico ~ José Luis Méndez;
PART THREE: POLICY ANALYSIS IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS;
Policy Analysis in State Governments in Mexico ~ Juan Olmeda;
Policy Analysis in Local Governments ~ Oliver Meza;
PART FOUR: POLICY ANALYSIS BEYOND THE STATE;
Policy Analysis in Political Parties ~ Irma Mendez de Hoyos;
Policy Analysis in Think Tanks ~ Mauricio Dussauge-Laguna and Marcela I. Vazquez;
Policy Analysis in NGOs ~ Ma. Fernanda Somuano;
Policy Analysis and Public Policy in the Private Sector ~ Carlos Alba Vega;
Policy Analysis, the Political Game and Institutional Change in the Labor Market ~ Graciela Bensusán and Ilán Bizberg;
Policy Analysis in the Media ~Manuel Guerrero, Monica Luengas Restrepo, Carlos Fuentes Ochoa and Martha Lizbeth Palacios;
Conclusions ~ José Luis Méndez and Mauricio Dussauge.
"This volume offers important insights into policy analysis as a field – not just in Mexico but also more generally. It deserves careful attention" Martin Lodge, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, LSE
"An excellent line-up of policy scholars have produced a timely publication of great interest to those studying the relationship between public policy analysis and governance in Mexico and, more widely, in Latin America”. Theo Papadopoulos, University of Bath