The Deliberative Policy Analyst: Theoretical Issues and Practical Challenges

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780199242641
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599255 | DOI:
 The Deliberative Policy Analyst: Theoretical Issues and Practical Challenges

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The preceding chapters have covered the theoretical and epistemological support for citizen participation in policy-making. In this final chapter, the implications of this for the conduct of policy analysis are addressed, in particular the role of policy analysts as facilitators of deliberative practices. The different sections of the chapter are: Communicative Policy Analysis in Critical Planning Theory – the conduct of policy analysis, in particular the role of the policy analyst as facilitator of deliberative practices; Communicative Theory: Replying to the Critics – of the communications model; Policy Epistemics – for discursive policy analysis; and The Curriculum: Participatory Training and Qualitative Inquiry – the implications of a discursive, participatory approach for the policy analysis curriculum.

Keywords: citizen participation; communications model; communicative theory; deliberative policy analysts; deliberative practices; discursive policy analysis; participatory training; policy analysis; policy epistemics; policy-making

Chapter.  8667 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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