Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 January 2019

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198831990

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Public Inquiries, Policy Learning, and the Threat of Future Crises

Alastair Stark

  • Provides the first international comparison of post-crisis inquiries
  • Delivers the first analysis of inquiries to use a wealth of interview data from inquiry relevant actors (100 interviews with political and policy elites)
  • Provides the first robust defence of the public inquiry as a policy learning mechanism
  • Offers a reconceptualization of the public inquiry that recognises contemporary context and policy scholarship