Public Policymaking

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Political Science - 352 pages
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To explain the fundamentals of public policy, this best-selling text focuses on the process behind the crafting of legislation. By examining the individual steps--from identifying a problem, to agenda setting, to evaluation, revision, or termination of a policy--students are able to see how different factors influence the creation of policy. Each chapter features at least one case study that illustrates how general ideas are applied to specific policy issues. This new Seventh Edition addresses the economic crisis as well as how the Obama administration differs from the Bush administration in its approach to policy making.
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I have taught courses on public policy over time. Once upon a time, I used this edition (the book has gone through additional editions since). A nice standard textbook, one that worked well with ... Read full review

Contents

The Study of Public Policy
1
The PolicyMakers and Their Environment
36
Policy Formation Problems Agendas and Formulation
83
Policy Adoption
125
Budgeting and Public Policy
169
Policy Implementation
209
Policy Impact Evaluation and Change
271
Concluding Comments
320
Index
332
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About the author (2010)

James Anderson (Texas A&M University) is the former President of the Policy Studies Organization and Secretary of the American Political Science Association. He has served as both President and Vice-President/Program Chair of the Southern Political Science Association and as President of the Southwestern Political Science Association.

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