Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving

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SAGE Publications, Oct 11, 2011 - Political Science - 200 pages
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With his original eightfold approach, Bardach encapsulates more than 35 years of teaching students effective, accurate, and persuasive policy analysis. This bestselling handbook presents dozens of concrete tips, interesting case studies, and step-by-step strategies for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional.

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About the author (2011)

Eugene Bardach has been teaching graduate-level policy analysis workshop classes since 1973 at the Goldman School of Public Policy,
University of California, Berkeley, in which time he has coached some 500 projects. He is a broadly based political scientist with wide-ranging
teaching and research interests. His focus is primarily on policy implementation and public management, and most recently on problems of
facilitating better interorganizational collaboration in service delivery (e.g., in human services, environmental enforcement, fire prevention,
and habitat preservation). He also maintains an interest in problems of homeland defense regulatory program design and execution, particularly
in areas of health, safety, consumer protection, and equal opportunity. Bardach has developed novel teaching methods and materials at Berkeley,
has directed and taught in residentially based training programs for higher-level public managers, and has worked for the Office of Policy
Analysis at the US Department of Interior. He is the recipient of the 1998 Donald T. Campbell Award of the Policy Studies Organization for creative
contribution to the methodology of policy analysis. This book is based on his experience teaching students the principles of policy analysis
and then helping them to execute their project work.

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