Policymakers and public managers need to identify, reflect and decide on public values for given policy issues. This process is defined as public values assessment (PVA). We conduct a systematic literature review (n = 114 studies) on PVA, and employ a Strategy-as-Practice lens to analyse how the activity of PVA takes place in practice. Based on our integration of evidence, we propose a theoretical framework called PVAas- Practice (PVAP). We conclude by recommending a configuration approach to future public values research to identify the most effective configurations of PVA activities, taking into account the policy issues faced by policymakers and public managers.

Public values assessment, public value governance, systematic literature review, strategy-aspractice, configuration approach
dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2020.1867227, hdl.handle.net/1765/133205
Public Management Review: an international journal of research and theory
Rijksuniversiteit Gent

Huijbregts, R.A, George, B.R.J, & Bekkers, V.J.J.M. (2021). Public values assessment as a practice: integration of evidence and research agenda. Public Management Review: an international journal of research and theory. doi:10.1080/14719037.2020.1867227