Analysis model

Peter Knoepfel, Corinne Larrue, Frédéric Varone and Michael Hill

in Public policy analysis

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9781861349071
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303121 | DOI:
Analysis model

Show Summary Details


This chapter presents a general survey of the different policy stages and products and the evaluation logic of different policy segments. It interprets the unfolding of a policy process in terms of the following four main stages — the placing of the problem to be resolved on the governmental agenda; the legislative and regulatory programming of the public intervention; the implementation of the political-administrative programme by means of action plans and formal acts; and the evaluation of the resulting effects. It argues that each of the six products resulting from the decision-making process can be defined from two perspectives, that is, substantive and institutional. It highlights that the duality between substantive and institutional aspects is also found at the level of the a priori purely institutional product, the political-administrative arrangement (PAA) established for policy implementation. It examines the effect of the games actors play on the substantive and institutional elements of policy.

Keywords: analysis model; policy stages; policy segments; governmental agenda; policy-administrative programme; action plans; decision-making process

Chapter.  3673 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Organizations

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.