The policy and politics of policy appraisal: Emerging trends and new directions

Turnpenny, John, Radaelli, Claudio M., Jordan, Andrew ORCID: and Jacob, Klaus (2009) The policy and politics of policy appraisal: Emerging trends and new directions. Journal of European Public Policy, 16 (4). pp. 640-653. ISSN 1466-4429

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Over the last 20 years, policy appraisal has emerged as a popular topic for discussion amongst policy-makers and academics alike. Much research effort has been devoted to developing tools and techniques to inform appraisal activities, but there has been, until recently, a distinct paucity of research on what might be termed the 'policy and politics' of policy appraisal. This is surprising, since policy appraisal is undoubtedly an important site of political behaviour, with its own institutions, instruments and policy actors. This paper takes stock of recent research on policy appraisal, draws out some common threads, and makes some suggestions for future research on what is a rapidly expanding field of European public policy analysis.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 11:59
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 05:38
DOI: 10.1080/13501760902872783

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