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Technical and political relations in policy evaluation

Julie Dawn Froud

Technical and political relations in policy evaluation

two case studies from UK central government.

by Julie Dawn Froud

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Published by University of Manchester in Manchester .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.), - University of Manchester, Department of Accounting and Finance.

ContributionsUniversity of Manchester. Department of Accounting and Finance.
The Physical Object
Pagination304p.
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17185474M

  Evaluation is the process of distinguishing the worthwhile from the worthless, the precious from the useless; evaluation implies looking backward in order to be able to steer forward better. Written from a political science perspective, Public Policy and Program Evaluation provides an overview of the possibilities and limits of public sector. Process of public policy formulation in developing countries Do Phu Hai, Faculty of Public Policy Graduate Academy of Social Science (GASS), Vietnam Abstract: Policy formulation clearly is a critical phase of the policy process which also is an explicit subject of policy design. The public policy formulation is part of the pre-decision.

American Politics and Public Policy Comparative Politics International Relations Students must take a minimum of thirteen (13) courses for the major. Although the number of required courses is fixed, there is considerable leeway to choose the specific courses you take. Eleven (11) of the. reform and influencing policies and politics. In particular, this includes convening political dialogue and political-administrative relations. In previous positions, Caspar worked as 6 Phase IV: Towards implementation and evaluation 43 7 Strategic planning in Georgia (–) and Mozambique ()

Policy analysis is "determining which of various alternative policies will most achieve a given set of goals in light of the relations between the policies andthe goals". However, policy analysis can be divided into two major fields. Analysis of policy is analytical and descriptive—i.e., it attempts to explainpolicies and their development.. Analysis for policy is prescriptive—i.e., it is. evaluation and politics. They explain that the evaluation family tra-ditionally has included good researchers with their ideal of neu-tral, objective research as the prototype for evaluation. Evaluation work, however, is always couched within a political context, and this reality brings different kinds of partners into the relationship.


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Technical and political relations in policy evaluation by Julie Dawn Froud Download PDF EPUB FB2

Policy Evaluation Versus Program Evaluation. Although policy evaluation and program evaluation have many similarities, there are some important differences as well. Some of these differences include: The level of analysis required (e.g., system or community level for policy evaluation; program level for program evaluation).File Size: KB.

This article discusses the politics of policy evaluation and approaches this in two ways, each with its own shortcomings and crucial strengths.

The first approach looks at the roles and functions of policy evaluation and puts them in the wider politics of public policy making. The second looks at how the key schools of policy analysis propose to deal with the contested and inherently political Cited by: The Comparative Policy Evaluation series is an interdisciplinary and internationally focused set of books that embodies within it a strong emphasis on comparative analyses of governance issues—drawing from all continents and many different nation states.

The lens through which these policy initiatives are viewed and reviewed is that of evaluation. These evaluation assessments are. Evaluation has become a central tool in the development of contemporary social policy.

Its widespread popularity is based on the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of policies and programmes. This book sees evaluation as an inherently political activity, as much about forms of governance as scientific practice. Using a wide range of examples from neighbourhood renewal, health and.

The framework presented in Fig. 1 is an initial description of a politically responsive evaluation (PRE), which takes into account stakeholder interest, technical needs, evaluation characteristics, evaluation purposes, and contextual factors.

The framework was initially introduced in a published chapter (Azzam & Levine, ) that described the full range of factors influencing the political Cited by: 8. Handbook of Public Policy Evaluation is the only book of its kind to present aspects of public policy evaluation that relate to economic, technology, social, political, international, and legal problems.

Rather than looking at specific narrowly focused programs, this book emphasizes broad-based evaluation theory, study, and application, providing a rich variety of exceptional insights and ideas.4/5(1). Evaluation of (effectiveness of) public policy is a significant topic of interest in public policy (Bovens et al., ), and has also become a very important field of study, with its own journals.

Excerpt "The aim of this paper is to contribute to the argument for a ‘mixed methods’ approach to monitoring and evaluation, particularly for programs that seek to ‘work politically’. We suggest that this is particularly relevant where the object of evaluation is a process or a practice that is intended to change power relations, rather than the more easily quantifiable.

Furthermore, several domains of political public relations are discussed in detail, i.e. news management and agenda building, issues management, event management, crisis management, assessment in.

Policy Formulation and Implementation are both central parts of the strategic planning process. Whereas policy formulation stands at the top and builds up the framework, implementation is a direct consequence of the decisions so to speak of the output of policy formulation.

Policy evaluation is conducted for checking the effects of the policies of respective ministries and for evaluating the policies in terms of necessity, efficiency, validity, etc. to improve the planning and implementation process.

For this purporse, the Government Policy Evaluations. Book Description: Evaluation has become a central tool in the development of contemporary social policy. Its widespread popularity is based on the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of policies and programmes.

This book sees evaluation as an inherently political activity, as much about forms of governance as scientific practice. of political will, poor management or shortage of resources, for example.

There is much evidence to suggest that this model is far from reality. The pages that follow review how political science, sociology, anthropology, international relations and business management consider policy-making, and attempt to build a broader picture of the process.

OVERVIEW OF THE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT FOR EVALUATION There is an obvious political question involved in bringing analysis into the Omega, VoL 2, No. 6 agency policy-making process. The results can be seen as a threat by those in established decision-making positions. Policy analysis is a systematic evaluation of the technical and political implications of alternatives proposed to solve public Policy Analysis pp pp p problems.

Policy analysis refers to both the process of assessing policies or programs, and the product of that analysis. A policy analyst: uses qualitative and quantitative data. Maarten Hajer is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, University of Amsterdam.

Dirk Haubrich is Research Officer in Philosophy at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Colin Hay is Professor of Political Analysis at the University of Birmingham. administer the affairs, programs and policies of the state.

While ‗politics‘ would include social relations involving authority, power or the opinion you hold with respect to political questions, or the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs.

Even though in most case policies are driven by politics, the development of the. Identifying policy problems: Publicized demands for government action can lead to identification of policy problems.

Formulating policy proposals: Policy proposals can be formulated through political channels by policy-planning organizations, interest groups, government bureaucracies, state legislatures, and the president and Congress.

Keywords: Public Policy, Administration, Policy Analysis, Policy Formulation, Policy Evaluation INTRODUCTION Policy making is a multifaceted discipline and activity that cannot be adequately considered apart from the environment in which it takes place, the players involved, and why it.

Strengthening Women’s Political Participation constituencies, and find it difficult to effectively articulate progressive policy agendas.

This final evaluation was designed to assess the overall approach of the project, using a regional technical team. KEY FINDINGS. The political aspects of evaluation have been part of the field for a long time.

So–because politics has been and continues to be part of evaluation, perhaps what Mohan says is relevant. When I look at Scriven’s comments in the Thesauras, the comment that stands out is, “Better education for the citizen about –and in–evaluation, may.Monitoring and evaluation (M&E), a central tool to manage interventions, improve practice and ensure accountability, is highly challenging in these contexts.

Policy change is a highly complex process shaped by a multitude of interacting forces and actors. ‘Outright success’, in terms of achieving specific, hoped-for.relations planning and for public relations measurement and evaluation purposes.

The paper initially focuses on some of the needs that public relations/public affairs officers have for conducting public relations research, then lists and discusses various primary and .