How Evaluation Is Accommodated in Emergency Policy Making

A Comparison of Post-9/11 Emergency Legislation in the United Kingdom and the United States

Published in: Evaluation and Turbulent Times: Reflections on a Discipline in Disarray (Comparative Policy Evaluation, Vol. 20) / Jan-Eric Furubo, Ray C. Rist, Sandra Speer, eds.(New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2013), Chapter 9, p. 161-177

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2013

by Christian Van Stolk, Mihaly Fazekas

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This chapter aims to look at how evaluation is or is not accommodated within emergency policy making, whether it allows for explicit ex post evaluation and monitoring of the policy introduced. Both the UK and US introduced review clauses in the post-9/11 emergency legislation, to act as an oversight system and allow for emergency legislation. These case studies showed how the review clauses were used and the effect on policy making.

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