Policy analysis in Belgium / edited by Marleen Brans and David Aubin.

Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Policy Press, 2017.
xxii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


  • International library of policy analysis ; v. 10. [More in this series]
  • International Library of Policy Analysis ; vol. 10
Summary note
This new volume in Policy Press's series of national explorations of policy analysis brings together a number of experts in policy research and analysis to focus on Belgium. Many of the contributions include new empirical data gathered specifically for this book through surveys and interviews with key figures within and outside government circles. The editors have taken care to create teams of contributors from both sides of the Belgian language border, which, along with the breadth of topics considered, helps make this easily the most comprehensive study of Belgian policy analysis to be published.-- Provided by Publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: Policy analysis in Belgium: tradition, comparative features, and trends / Marleen Brans and David Aubin
  • Part I: Policy styles and methods in Belgium
  • The policy analytical profession in Belgium / David Aubin, Marleen Brans and Ellen Fobé
  • Analytical techniques in Belgian policy analysis / Ellen Fobé, Bart De Peuter, Maxime Petit Jean and Valérie Pattyn
  • Political control and bureaucratic expertise: Policy analysis by ministerial cabinet members / Marleen Brans, Christian de Visscher, Athanassios Gouglas and Sylke Jaspers
  • Part II: Policy analysis in the government and legislature
  • Policy analysis in the central and regional governments / David Aubin, Marleen Brans and Ellen Fobé
  • Local planning in Belgium: a myriad of policy styles? / Ellen Wayenberg, Min Reuchamps, Marine Kravagna and Catherine Fallon
  • Policy analysis in the Belgian legislatures: the marginal role of a structurally weak parliament in a partitocracy with no scientific and political tradition of policy analysis / Lieven De Winter and Wouter Wolfs
  • Policy advisory bodies in Belgium / Ellen Fobé, Benjamin Biard, Nathalie Schiffino and M. Brans
  • Part III: Policy analysis by political parties and interest groups
  • Ideas as close as possible to power: Belgian political parties and their study centres / Valérie Pattyn, Steven Van Hecke, Pauline Pirlot, Benoît Rihoux and Marleen Brans
  • Interest groups and policy analysis in Belgium: examining the policy-analytical capacities and practices of prominent citizen and economic groups / Bert Fraussen, Nele Bossens, Alex Wilson, and Michael Keating
  • Part IV: Policy analysis and the public
  • Public consultation and participation in Belgium: directly engaging citizens beyond the ballot box? / Jan Van Damme, Vincent Jacquet, Nathalie Schiffino and Min Reuchamps
  • The role of news media in the policy process in Belgium / Baldwin Van Gorp and Dave Sinardet
  • Part V: Policy analysis by advocates and academics
  • Thinking in splendid isolation? The organisation and policy engagement of think tanks in Belgium / Bert Fraussen, Valérie Pattyn and Justin Lawarée
  • Policy analysis by academics / Marleen Brans, David Aubin and Valérie Smet
  • Policy analysis instruction in Belgium / Marleen Brans, David Aubin and Silke Ruebens.
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  • 9781447317258 ((hardback))
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