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Policy Evaluations

Michael Marsh

in The European Parliament, National Parliaments, and European Integration

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296607
eISBN:
9780191599620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296606.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Spillover explanations of the progress of European integration are examined within the context of the attitudes of political elites. In particular, the linkage between perceptions of past success and ... More


Advancing tobacco control by effective evaluation

Ron Borland and K. Michael Cummings

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0037
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Evaluation of the effectiveness of tobacco control policies at the population level has been limited by inadequate data sources, problems in measurement, and poorly conceptualized evaluation designs ... More


Social Policy Creation and Evaluation

Richard Hoefer

in Policy Creation and Evaluation: Understanding Welfare Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735198
eISBN:
9780199918560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735198.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter briefly provides information relating to the structure of the entire book, presents information relating to models of social policy creation, defines important terms, discusses what ... More


Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright? 1 Industrial Policy “Lessons” from Ireland for Small African Economies

David Bailey, Helena Lenihan, and Ajit Singh

in Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698561
eISBN:
9780191738142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698561.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter examines possibilities for industrial policy in African countries through the lens of lessons that can be learned from the industrial policy approaches pursued in Ireland as well as in ... More


Economy, equity or empowerment? New Labour, communities and urban policy evaluation

Stuart Wilks-Heeg

in Urban renaissance?: New Labour, community and urban policy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343802
eISBN:
9781447304159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343802.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the relationship between the politics of policy evaluation in the context of the New Labour government's urban policy. It outlines and assesses conventional models of ... More


Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Stephen Bazen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199576791
eISBN:
9780191731136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book provides a presentation of the standard statistical techniques used by labour economists. It emphasizes both the input and the output of empirical analysis and covers five major topics ... More


Some topics in social statistics

David Firth

in Celebrating Statistics: Papers in honour of Sir David Cox on his 80th birthday

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566540
eISBN:
9780191718038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566540.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter summarizes recent themes and research topics in social statistics, viewed as statistical methods of particular value in substantive research fields such as criminology, demography, ... More


Councils, policy analysis and policy evaluation

Kiyoshi Yamaya

in Policy analysis in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781847429841
eISBN:
9781447311515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429841.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

As policy studies becomes more advanced in Japan, the role of governmental councils (Shingi-kai) in the policy process is attracting a degree of scrutiny. The nature of council members’ work is ... More


An Economic Assessment of European Commission Merger Control: 1958–2007 1

Bruce Lyons

in Competition Policy in the EU: Fifty Years on from the Treaty of Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566358
eISBN:
9780191722790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566358.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

This chapter provides an assessment of EC merger policy from three perspectives. First, it places the evolution of merger policy alongside the evolution of economic ideas in relation to competition ... More


Evaluation of Policy Measures

Stephen Bazen

in Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199576791
eISBN:
9780191731136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

A large part of empirical analysis in labour economics continues to be based on non-experimental (that is, survey) data including studies seeking to estimate the impact of a programme or policy ... More


Promoting social cohesion

Peter Ratcliffe and Ines Newman

in Promoting social cohesion: Implications for policy and evaluation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426956
eISBN:
9781447303084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book provides a thorough critique of current measures based on national indicators. It also explains the aims and objectives of what is seen as the ‘social-cohesion’ paradigm, and then presents ... More


Policymaking

S. K. DAS

in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068662
eISBN:
9780199080465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In every democratic country, visions, goals, and broad strategic directions are set by the politicians. In order to translate these visions, goals, and strategic directions of the politicians into ... More


Sweden: Watchdog with a Broad Remit

Lars Calmfors

in Restoring Public Debt Sustainability: The Role of Independent Fiscal Institutions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199644476
eISBN:
9780191749100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644476.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

With its creation traced only indirectly to the financial crisis of the 1990s, the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council, established in 2007, has limited resources but a broad remit. In addition to ... More


Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Systems: Recent Advances in Brazil's Federal Public Administration

Rômulo Paes-Sousa and Aline Gazola Hellmann

in Policy analysis in Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306849
eISBN:
9781447310976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306849.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter focuses on the federal executive, discussing the institutional mechanisms developed by the federal government to promote systematic, ongoing policy evaluation. They emphasise the ... More


Policy analysis in the Netherlands:: an introduction

Frans van Nispen and Peter Scholten

in Policy analysis in the Netherlands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447313335
eISBN:
9781447313359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313335.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Like in most countries, policy analysis and evaluation originated from a rationalist or positivist tradition. Focusing on the institutional embedding of policy analysis, this chapter first analyses ... More


Civil servants and policy analysis in central government

Emilie Biland and Natacha Gally

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the persistent monopoly of the grands corps in the production and mobilisation of policy analysis in the French context. Top officials have historically built their legitimacy ... More


Policy Analysis by Academic Institutions in Rio de Janeiro State

Cristiane Batista

in Policy analysis in Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306849
eISBN:
9781447310976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306849.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The exam of academic production of technical solutions for public policies demonstrates how academic studies of applied policy, whether undertaken on researchers’ own initiative or commissioned by ... More


Beyond weakness: policy analysis in the French parliament

Olivier Rozenberg and Yves Surel

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The French Parliament is well-known for its weakness under the Fifth Republic. The constitutional domination of the executive power is not only marked in terms of legislative procedure but also bears ... More


Policy analysis in the Netherlands

Frans van Nispen and Peter Scholten (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447313335
eISBN:
9781447313359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313335.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The Netherlands is often regarded as one of the strongholds of policy analysis, both in academia and in policymaking. Few countries have such a high density of institutes specialized in policy ... More


Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Elaine B. Sharp

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Until recently, policy evaluation has mostly meant assessing whether government programs raise reading levels, decrease teen pregnancy rates, improve air quality levels, lower drunk-driving rates, or ... More


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