Policy Analysis in Belgium

Edited by Marleen Brans and David Aubin

Policy Analysis in Belgium

Edited by Marleen Brans and David Aubin

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

336 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Cloth $150.00 ISBN: 9781447317258 Published May 2017 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents
List of tables and figures
List of abbreviations
Notes of contributors
Acknowledgements
Editors’ introduction to the series
Introductio: policy analysis in Belgium- tradition, comparative features and trends
Marleen Brans and David Aubin
 
Part One: Policy styles and methods in Belgium
One The policy-analytical profession in Belgium David Aubin, Marleen Brans and Ellen Fobé
Two Analytical techniques in Belgian policy analysis Ellen Fobé, Bart De Peuter, Maxine Petit Jean and Valérie Pattyn
Three Political control and bureaucratic expertise: policy analysis by ministerial cabinet members Marleen Brans, Christian de Visscher, Athanassios Gouglas and Sylke Jaspers
 
Part Two: Policy analysis in the government and legislature
Four Policy analysis in the central and regional governments David Aubin, Marleen Brans and Ellen Fobé
Five Local planning Belgium: A myriad of policy styles? Ellen Wayenberg, Min Reuchamps, Marine Kravagna and Catherine Fallon
Six 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
Seven Policy advisory bodies in Belgium Ellen Fobé, Benjamin Biard, Nathalie Schiffino and Marleen Brans
 
Part Three: Policy analysis by political parties and interest groups
Eight 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
Nine 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 Four: Policy analysis and the public
Ten Public consultation and participation in Belgium: directly engaging citizens beyond the ballot box? Jan Van Damme, Vincent Jacquet, Nathalie Schiffino and Min Reuchamps
Eleven The role of news media in the policy process in Belgium Baldwin Van Gorp and Dave Sinardet
 
Part Five: Policy analysis by advocates and academics
Twelve Thinking in splendid isolation? The organization and policy engagement of think tanks in Belgium Bert Froussen, Valérie Pattyn and Justin Lawarée
Thirteen Policy analysis by academics Marleen Brans, David Aubin and Valérie Smet
Fourteen Policy analysis instruction in Belgium Marleen Brans, David Aubin and Silke Ruebens
Index
 
Review Quotes
B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh
“This is an excellent addition to a valuable series. Brans, Aubin, and their colleagues demonstrate what is unique about policy making in Belgium as well as how common approaches to policy analysis are applied in this setting. The contributions in this volume will cause any student of policy to think a bit more deeply about the role of context.”
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