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ERIC Number: EJ938597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 113
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-8739
The Methodology of Normative Policy Analysis
Robert, Christopher; Zeckhauser, Richard
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, v30 n3 p613-643 Sum 2011
Policy analyses frequently clash. Their disagreements stem from many sources, including models, empirical estimates, and values such as who should have standing and how different criteria should be weighted. We provide a simple taxonomy of disagreement, identifying distinct categories within both the positive and values domains of normative policy analysis. Using disagreements in climate policy to illustrate, we demonstrate how illuminating the structure of disagreement helps to clarify the way forward. We conclude by suggesting a structure for policy analysis that can facilitate assessment, comparison, and debate by laying bare the most likely sources of disagreement. (Contains 2 tables and 22 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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