Policy monitoring and policy analysis

Richard W. Waterman, B. Dan Wood

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In this article we introduce a policy analytic technique that we call “policy monitoring.” Using data from the Environmental Protection Agency's Hazardous Waste Division, we demonstrate how the technique can be employed in actual practice. The case study demonstrates that EPA enforcements were responsive to stimuli emanating from outside the agency. In particular, relevant congressional committees were able to influence and effect change in the EPA's policy. In addition to demonstrating how policy monitoring can be employed, we also discuss how it can be used in other policy analytic situations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-699
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Policy Analysis and Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration


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