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This chapter traces the evolution of graduate level public affairs education in the United States in terms of focus, mission, curriculum, institutional locus, and enrollments, with attention to similarities and differences at the masters and doctoral levels. It highlights the role of two key professional associations in the evolution of the field, NASPAA and APPAM. It also examines some persistent challenges regarding how broadly or narrowly to define the field, how clearly to differentiate among the related fields of study, and how to define and ensure quality.

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Leading Colombian academics and experienced policy practitioners cast new light on their country in this systematic overview of policy analysis for an international audience.

Examining the historical development and current status of policy analysis as a field of study and in practice, it considers public policy analysis in government and the judiciary, and across domains including health, education and the military. Contributors also delve into Colombia’s notable success in economic regeneration, the management of cultural diversity and the resolution of long-term internal armed conflict.

Not just an important summation of policy analysis in Colombia, this book also provides insights and lessons applicable elsewhere.

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This chapter documents the brief but intense period of development of public policy education in Colombia in recent years. It examines the characteristics of existing educational programs in terms of their potential to contribute to capacity building across actors and sectors. It also provides a descriptive overview of the roles of specific governmental and nongovernmental actors in policy analysis, and the application of policy analysis within various policy realms. The chapter reviews the public policy education in Colombia that is delivered within the context of a larger system of higher education that both facilitates and constrains its development. It gives some context for understanding the system of higher education in Colombia in terms of both its institutional structure and the mechanisms for ensuring quality.

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This chapter facilitates a comprehensive understanding of the progression and the current state of policy analysis in Colombia. It presents the evolution and consolidation of policy analysis in Colombia and its relevance and use inside governmental instances. It also discusses the application of policy analysis in key policy domains and the role of participants beyond the state in policy discussions. The chapter illustrates important elements that depict the relatively slow but firm progression of policy analysis as a field of study in educational institutions and as a practical realm in public organizations and policy actors in Colombia. It emphasizes how the Colombian case delivers important lessons about the generation of policy analysis capacity in highly difficult contexts and junctures in spite of the manifold challenges that remain.

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This chapter introduces the policy analysis in Colombia at a critical juncture in the country's history when having government officials capable of making evidence-based policy decisions is as important as ever. It evaluates the role of different levels of government, institutions of government, and actors outside of government in the development, implementation, and evaluation of public policy. It also highlights the degree to which analysis informs key substantive policy areas. The chapter details how governmental and nongovernmental institutions and actors have historically contributed to the analysis of policy options and outcomes. It describes Colombia as a country that exemplifies a particular path of development and has been able to configure a relatively developed public administration apparatus even with the presence of key institutional challenges.

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This book is an innovative and systematic overview of policy analysis in Colombia and an instructive view of how it might help studies elsewhere. It casts new light on Colombia in a systematic overview of policy analysis for an international audience. Examining the historical development and current status of policy analysis as a field of study and in practice, the book considers public policy analysis in government and the judiciary, and across domains including health, education and the military. Chapters delve into Colombia's notable success in economic regeneration, the management of cultural diversity and the resolution of long-term internal armed conflict. Not just an important summation of policy analysis in Colombia, the book also provides insights and lessons applicable elsewhere.

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This book is an innovative and systematic overview of policy analysis in Colombia and an instructive view of how it might help studies elsewhere. It casts new light on Colombia in a systematic overview of policy analysis for an international audience. Examining the historical development and current status of policy analysis as a field of study and in practice, the book considers public policy analysis in government and the judiciary, and across domains including health, education and the military. Chapters delve into Colombia's notable success in economic regeneration, the management of cultural diversity and the resolution of long-term internal armed conflict. Not just an important summation of policy analysis in Colombia, the book also provides insights and lessons applicable elsewhere.

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This book is an innovative and systematic overview of policy analysis in Colombia and an instructive view of how it might help studies elsewhere. It casts new light on Colombia in a systematic overview of policy analysis for an international audience. Examining the historical development and current status of policy analysis as a field of study and in practice, the book considers public policy analysis in government and the judiciary, and across domains including health, education and the military. Chapters delve into Colombia's notable success in economic regeneration, the management of cultural diversity and the resolution of long-term internal armed conflict. Not just an important summation of policy analysis in Colombia, the book also provides insights and lessons applicable elsewhere.

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This book is an innovative and systematic overview of policy analysis in Colombia and an instructive view of how it might help studies elsewhere. It casts new light on Colombia in a systematic overview of policy analysis for an international audience. Examining the historical development and current status of policy analysis as a field of study and in practice, the book considers public policy analysis in government and the judiciary, and across domains including health, education and the military. Chapters delve into Colombia's notable success in economic regeneration, the management of cultural diversity and the resolution of long-term internal armed conflict. Not just an important summation of policy analysis in Colombia, the book also provides insights and lessons applicable elsewhere.

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This chapter provides a broad overview and a big-picture assessment of the “state of the art” of policy analysis in Colombia, tracing the policy analysis movement from the 1950s to the 1991 Constitution to the present. It proposes the examination of policy analysis progression in Colombia based on historical and analytical background by identifying key actors. It also looks at a scientific approach to public policy in the Colombian context, citing the role of international missions in the second half of the 20th century as defining forces that laid the groundwork for the early institutional and organizational developments in Colombia's public administration. The chapter delves into the policy analysis that started to develop key roots within the administrative apparatus of Colombia, particularly at the national level of government. It focuses on the current state of policy analysis practices in Colombia.

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