Whether policy analysis is incremental, innovative, back-of-the-envelope2 3 4 5 6 7 or research oriented due to extended time or resources8 9 the ultimate task of the analyst is to communicate her findings to her client and to possible interested audiences.10 11 12 13 The communication interaction between the analyst anddecision makers goes back to the stage of problem definition, criteria setting, model and alternative choice. At the argumentation stage the policy analysis process involves the challenge of meta-analysis and articulated persuasion.


Operational Approach Policy Analysis Taxi Driver Policy Analyst Argument Presentation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Iris Geva-May
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of HaifaIsrael

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