Assessing Public Policy Research in Taiwan: An Analysis of Journal Publications, 1996-2007

Ling Chun Hung, Chilik Yu, Min Wei Lin, Yu Chang Su

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This study examines the contributors, subject contents, and methodologies of public policy scholarship in Taiwan. Through an analysis of 192 articles published in five journals between 1996 and 2007, it suggests that a professional journal solely devoted to public policy analysis is necessary to connect academic researchers and practitioners, and that policy studies in Taiwan must continuously raise the level of methodological rigor. The study's results help public policy communities in other countries to have a better understanding of Taiwan's public policy research; furthermore, by drawing attention to the problems and weaknesses in the development of Taiwanese public policy scholarship, the study is meant to advance the current discussion on ways to strengthen the quality of policy research around the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-448
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration


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