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Introduction

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This Introduction starts by discussing the purpose of looking at the role of policy expertise in a democratic society. It talks about the book's focus and the idea behind the book. The book, the ... More


Ideas, Expertise, and Think Tanks

Andrew Rich

in Ideas and Politics in Social Science Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736430
eISBN:
9780199866106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736430.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the production and dissemination of policy expertise and ideas within the American knowledge regime—and, in particular, what accounts for the success of conservative ideas ... More


Between Technical Knowledge and Public Responsibility: Professional Expertise in Critical Perspective

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter opens with an examination of the evolution of the professional orientation to public responsibilities, in particular civic engagement. The traditional commitments to serve the public are ... More


Policy capacity and recruiting expertise in public services: acquiring talent in evolving governance environments

Evert A. Lindquist

in Policy Analysis in Canada

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334910
eISBN:
9781447334934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334910.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter sets out an analytic framework for evaluating different approaches to mobilizing policy expertise. It first identifies different locations where policy analysis and work is carried out ... More


Policy expertise: When and where presidents appoint ministers with relevant work and education background

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

in Women in Presidential Cabinets: Power Players or Abundant Tokens?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190491420
eISBN:
9780190491444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491420.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 4 scrutinizes the education and work background of the ministers. It assesses whether women and men are equally likely to bring the political capital resource (PCR) of policy expertise to the ... More


The academic world of French policy studies: training, teaching and researching

Patrick Hassenteufel and Patrick Le Galès

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/9781447324218.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides an analysis of the different contributions of French Universities (and other academic institutions, especially the “Instituts d’Études Politiques”) to the teaching of policy ... More


Trade union expertise in public policy

Sophie Béroud and Jean-Marie Pernot

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/9781447324218.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

French unions do not constitute places of a high expertise in public policies today despite the fact that they are members of a number of joint or tripartite institutions (such as economic, social ... More


How to Qualify for Cabinet: Experiential Criteria

Claire Annesley, Karen Beckwith, and Susan Franceschet

in Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190069018
eISBN:
9780190069049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069018.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 focuses on experiential criteria as qualifications for inclusion in cabinet. The chapter shows that across all country cases, ministrables qualify by demonstrating their political ... More


Political skills: When and where presidents appoint ministers with political background and connections

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

in Women in Presidential Cabinets: Power Players or Abundant Tokens?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190491420
eISBN:
9780190491444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491420.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 5 explores political experience and connections. It assesses whether women and men are equally likely to bring the political capital resource of political skills to the administration. In ... More


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