Comparative Public Policy at Forty: Taking Stock, Moving Forwards

  • Engeli, Isabelle (PI)
  • Rothmayr Allison, Christine (PI)
  • Montpetit, Éric (PI)

Project: Other

Project Details

Description

This project investigate the evolution and current trends in comparative policy analysis since the 1980s through a systematic analysis of the entire body of research articles published in five preeminent journals in the field of public policy.
The project aims at better understanding how the field of comparative policy analysis has responded to a number of theoretical and methodological challenges. Research designs in comparative policy studies still have to respond to a number of
historical barriers such as conceptual challenges and lack of accessibility and comparability of data. In parallel, the debate on methods in public policy analysis has evolved too. New methodological tools are advocated for enhancing theory‐building and greater generalization capacity. This project assesses whether comparative research designs have integrated innovations such as process tracing to comparative case‐study research, configurational comparative methods to intermediate‐N comparison and move beyond the classic country‐level comparison.
By asking who publishes, about what, and what kind of comparative research design is applied, our project provides a systematic assessment of the evolution of the field over the last four decades and suggests avenues for future developments in comparative policy research.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/11/15 → …

Keywords

  • Methods
  • Methodology
  • Public Policy
  • Comparative Turn
  • Comparison
  • Journal
  • Meta-Analysis

Research Output

Beyond the Usual Suspects: New Research Themes in Comparative Public Policy

Engeli, I., Rothmayr Allison, C. & Montpetit, É., 2018, In : Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. 20, 1, p. 114-132 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Comparative Public Policy: Looking Forwards

    Engeli, I. & Rothmayr Allison, C., 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Has Simeon's vision prevailed among Canadian policy scholars?

    Montpetit, É., Rothmayr Allison, C. & Engeli, I., 1 Dec 2016, In : Canadian Journal of Political Science. 49, 4, p. 763-785 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    115 Downloads (Pure)