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Ex Ante Evaluation Of Legislation: Between Puzzling And Powering

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Those interested in the theory and practice of ex ante evaluation of policy proposals are living in paradoxical times. However, in the subsequent decades the interest in ex ante policy evaluation, Planning, Programming, Budgeting Systems (PPBS) and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) waned for a number of reasons. As always, trends in policy analysis co-evolve with public opinion and policy agenda dynamics. In this chapter, another trend will take center stage. The chapter aims at a preliminary overall evaluation from a policy studies perspective. Ex ante evaluation of legislation started its career as regulatory review during the late 1960s and the 1970s in the USA. The chapter discusses an alternative depiction of policymaking as political struggle, in which policy analysis is not a substitute for politics, but is itself a method of fighting.

Keywords: cost-benefit analysis (CBA); ex ante evaluation of legislation; public policymaking



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