Understanding public policy

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Prentice-Hall, 1981 - Political Science - 401 pages
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This leading introduction to public policy is designed to provide learners with concrete tools for not only understanding public policy in general, but for analyzing "specific" public policies. It focuses on "what" policies governments pursue, "why" governments pursue the policies they do, and what the "consequences" of these policies are. Very contemporary in perspective, it introduces eight analytical models currently used by political scientists to describe and explain political life and then, using these various analytical models singly and in combination explores specific public policies in a variety of key domestic policy areas. For individuals interested in a summary of current public policy in a variety of areas.

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EDUCATION
7
Elite mass interaction
47
Mass resistance to civil rights policy
53
Copyright

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Thomas R. Dye is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. He received his BS and MA from Pennsylvania State University and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American government and public policy. Dye has served as president of the Southern Political Science Association, president of the Policy Studies Organization, and secretary of the American Political Science Association. He is the recipient of the Harold Laswell Award for career contributions to the study of public policy and the Donald C. Stone Award for career contributions to the study of federalism. He received the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2001 from Penn State's College of Liberal Arts. Dye has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Georgia. He served as visiting scholar at Bar-Elan University, Israel, and the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

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