Policy Analysis as Critique

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This article discusses the concept of critique, which is treated rightly as basic to the entire enterprise of policy analysis. Critical policy analysis is also discussed in this article, along with two of its opposites, namely accommodation and technocracy. The article determines that critical policy analysis is a demanding vocation, due to the number of obstacles that stand in its way. However, it is slowly being incorporated into an emerging network society of decentralized problem solving. In the democratic world, critical policy analysis has the capacity to help realize the idea of a policy science of democracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Public Policy
EditorsRobert E. Goodin, Michael Moran, Michael Rein
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780191577413
ISBN (Print)9780199548453
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2009
Externally publishedYes


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