The evaluation of climate policy: theory and emerging practice in Europe

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The evaluation of climate policy: theory and emerging practice in Europe. / Huitema, Dave; Jordan, Andrew; Massey, Eric; Rayner, Tim; van Asselt, Harro; Haug, Constanze; Hildingsson, Roger; Monni, Suvi; Stripple, Johannes.

I: Policy Sciences, Vol. 44, Nr. 2, 2011, s. 179-198.

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Huitema, D, Jordan, A, Massey, E, Rayner, T, van Asselt, H, Haug, C, Hildingsson, R, Monni, S & Stripple, J 2011, 'The evaluation of climate policy: theory and emerging practice in Europe', Policy Sciences, vol. 44, nr. 2, s. 179-198. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11077-011-9125-7

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Huitema, D., Jordan, A., Massey, E., Rayner, T., van Asselt, H., Haug, C., Hildingsson, R., Monni, S., & Stripple, J. (2011). The evaluation of climate policy: theory and emerging practice in Europe. Policy Sciences, 44(2), 179-198. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11077-011-9125-7

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Huitema D, Jordan A, Massey E, Rayner T, van Asselt H, Haug C et al. The evaluation of climate policy: theory and emerging practice in Europe. Policy Sciences. 2011;44(2):179-198. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11077-011-9125-7

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Huitema, Dave ; Jordan, Andrew ; Massey, Eric ; Rayner, Tim ; van Asselt, Harro ; Haug, Constanze ; Hildingsson, Roger ; Monni, Suvi ; Stripple, Johannes. / The evaluation of climate policy: theory and emerging practice in Europe. I: Policy Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 44, Nr. 2. s. 179-198.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - The evaluation of climate policy: theory and emerging practice in Europe

AU - Huitema, Dave

AU - Jordan, Andrew

AU - Massey, Eric

AU - Rayner, Tim

AU - van Asselt, Harro

AU - Haug, Constanze

AU - Hildingsson, Roger

AU - Monni, Suvi

AU - Stripple, Johannes

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Climate policy is a relatively young and dynamic area of public policy making. However, its development has attracted far more attention than the results it delivers in practice, which of course are the concern of policy evaluators. This article attempts to provide the first systematic cataloging of the emerging patterns of policy evaluation undertaken in different parts of the European Union. Theories of policy evaluation suggest that these evaluation practices should acknowledge the inherent complexity of climate policy making, be reflexive by questioning official policy goals, and be participatory. A meta-analysis of 259 climate policy evaluations suggests that current practice engages with some but not all of these issues. This article concludes by analyzing the implications of this finding for those in the academic and practitioner community who are keen to understand the extent to which climate policy evaluation is delivering on its promises.

AB - Climate policy is a relatively young and dynamic area of public policy making. However, its development has attracted far more attention than the results it delivers in practice, which of course are the concern of policy evaluators. This article attempts to provide the first systematic cataloging of the emerging patterns of policy evaluation undertaken in different parts of the European Union. Theories of policy evaluation suggest that these evaluation practices should acknowledge the inherent complexity of climate policy making, be reflexive by questioning official policy goals, and be participatory. A meta-analysis of 259 climate policy evaluations suggests that current practice engages with some but not all of these issues. This article concludes by analyzing the implications of this finding for those in the academic and practitioner community who are keen to understand the extent to which climate policy evaluation is delivering on its promises.

KW - Policy evaluation

KW - Evaluation theory

KW - Climate policy

KW - European Union

KW - Meta-analysis

U2 - 10.1007/s11077-011-9125-7

DO - 10.1007/s11077-011-9125-7

M3 - Article

VL - 44

SP - 179

EP - 198

JO - Policy Sciences

JF - Policy Sciences

SN - 0032-2687

IS - 2

ER -