American public policy: promise and performance

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CQ Press, 2004 - Political Science - 560 pages
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Author has thoroughly updated his classic introduction to the process and content of American public policy, adding a valuable new chapter on social policy and the culture wars. He examines the problems, goals, and important issues in substantive policy areas, including health care, Social Security and welfare, energy and the environment, and defense and law enforcement.

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User Review  - Steven Peterson - Goodreads

This book has gone through many editions; this is one of the earlier versions. A pretty standard text in public policy. Not the most felicitously written volume. But it does cover the waterfron pretty ... Read full review


What Is Public Policy?
1 Public Perception of Honesty and Ethics
The Structure of Policymaking in American Government

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B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government at the University of Pittsburgh.

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