Policy Evaluation and Policy Examination

  • Robert G. PicardEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business book series (GMPB)


The chapter focuses on post-implementation evaluation and examination of policy, determining its effectiveness and efficiency and determining whether new policy or modifications to existing policy are necessary. This evaluation assesses the impact of policy and the tools used to implement it. It employs many of the methods used in pre-implementation policy analysis but measures actual performance of the policies against previously relied upon beliefs and projections. The chapter explores learned examination of policy, provides an overview of contemporary policy studies literature and discusses how different methods are employed to undertake such examinations.


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