Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making

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W.W. Norton & Company, 2012 - Political Science - 408 pages
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The most accessible policy text available.

Policy making is a political struggle over values and ideas. By exposing the paradoxes that underlie even seemingly straightforward policy decisions, Policy Paradox shows students that politics cannot be cleansed from the process in favor of "rationality." Author Deborah Stone has fully revised and updated this popular text, which now includes many paradoxes that have arisen since September 11. Examples throughout the book have been updated, and the prose has been streamlined to make a great read even better.

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If you like politics and you want a general tool box of the policy making process, this is the book for you. This book does get a little long winded but I think the writing is very well rounded and is willing to look at all sides regardless of how boarding it gets. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Deborah Stone holds appointments as Research Professor of Government at Dartmouth College and Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University in Denmark. She has taught in undergraduate and graduate programs at Brandeis, MIT, Yale, Tulane, and Duke, as well as in universities worldwide where Policy Paradox is used.

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