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Policy Analysis of Multi-Actor Systems is an introduction into the art and craft of problem exploration and problem structuring. It positions policy analysis as a scientific discipline focused on systems analysis in a multiactor context to support better informed decision-making.
The approach presented in this book is considered to be the cornerstone of the curricula of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology and underlies the research on (the governance of) socio-technical systems. Systems thinking applied in a multi-actor environment and its inherent multi-disciplinary character is what makes this work stand out from traditional hard- and soft systems approaches. The core of the book is dedicated to systems analysis, actor- or stakeholderanalysis and discusses methods for dealing with uncertainty. These analytical activities combined lead to a rich problem description and to plans for further research. Due to the stepwise approach this book serves as a basis for any problem analysis both for our bachelor and master students, our alumni worldwide and any interested practitioners.
The authors of the book Policy Analysis of Multi-Actor Systems have all been involved in teaching courses on policy analysis both for bachelor and master students at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology. This 2nd edition builds on more than 25 years of research and teaching experience; consequently most examples in the book are based on own research experience. While some of the authors have retired, others are at different stages of their career as a policy analyst. The composition of the team guarantees an ongoing discussion and updating of this foundational course book.
|Author(s)||Bert Enserink, Pieter Bots, Els van Daalen, Leon Hermans, Rens Kortmann, Joop Koppenjan, Jan Kwakkel, Tineke Ruijgh, Jill Slinger, and Wil Thissen|
|ISBN Book||978-94-6236-299-4,#2 edition|
|Expected||1 september 2022|
|Number of pages||188 Pages|
|Series||Studieboeken bestuur en beleid|