American Public Policy: Promise and Performance

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Chatham House Publ., Incorporated, 1986 - Policy sciences - 344 pages
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Now considered a classic amongst political experts, "American Public Policy" is an excellent overview of the fundamental processes and content of American public policy. Peters gives a clear exposition of the public policy environment from agenda setting to evaluation, identifying the governmental structures and procedures through which policy is designed and implemented. With characteristic flair for lucid and lively discussion, Peters examines the problems, goals, and important issues in substantive policy areas, including health care, social security and welfare, education, energy, environment, defense and law enforcement.A new chapter on social policy covering important contemporary topics such as abortion, school prayer, and gay rights enhances the currency of this accomplished review of public policy.

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User Review  - freudslip - LibraryThing

Come on, your only reading this book IF you are getting your BA or MA in public policy. Not super exciting stuff, but Peters gets a couple classic examples together for policy wonks. Read full review


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