History and public policy
Contained in this book is a series of essays which investigate the usefulness of history in understanding the creation and evolution of government policy. The essays examine public policy and programs at state and federal levels in various policy areas, including social security, public health, water management, education, and energy. Collectively, they suggest that public officials and policy analysts would enhance their understanding of policy development by studying policy-oriented history.
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Public Historys Past Present and Prospects
The Past in Service to the Future
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