Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning
This book presents quickly applied basic methods for analyzing and resolving policy issues at state and local levels. Contents : 1) Methods : The need for simple methods of policy analysis and planning. The policy analysis process. Crosscutting methods. Verifying, defining and detailing the problem. Establishing evaluation criteria. Identifying alternatives. Evaluating policies. Displaying alternatives and selecting among them. Monitoring and evaluating policy outcomes. 2) Cases : Teenage auto accidents. Underground Atlanta. Downtown development. Emerging aid for home fuel: needs assessment and program development. Milwaukee combined sewers : assessing the social and economic impacts of a major public works project. Assessing the impacts of a traffic bottleneck on tourism. Experimenting with alternative solid waste collection methods.
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THE POLICY ANALYSIS PROCESS
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