A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving
In the Fifth Edition of A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving, Eugene Bardach and new co-author Eric Patashnik draw on more than 40 years of experience teaching students to be effective, accurate, and persuasive policy analysts. This bestselling handbook presents dozens of concrete tips, interesting case studies, and step-by-step strategies that are easily applicable for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional.
In this new edition, Bardach and Patashnik update many examples to reflect the shifting landscape of policy issues. A new section with advice on how to undertake policy design in addition to making policy choices makes the book even more engaging. Readers will also appreciate a sample document of real world policy analysis, suggestions for developing creative, "out-of-the-box" solutions, and tips for working with clients.
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APPENDIX B THINGS GOVERNMENTS DO 10 11 1 I Taxes 2 II Regulation
Subsidies and Grants 4 IV Service Provision
Agency Budgets 6 VI Information
The Structure of Private Rights
The Framework of Economic Activity
Education and Consultation X Financing and Contracting
Bureaucratic and Political Reforms
ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS 1 Mission 2 Environment
Analyze Smart Practices
Observe the Practice
Describe Generic Vulnerabilities But Will It Work Here?
Back to the Eightfold Path
Appendix A SPECIMEN OF A REALWORLD POLICY ANALYSIS 1 2 3 4 5 6 Preface
More Enforcement against Typical Dealers Reducing Consumption More Enforcement against HigherLevel Dealers
Reducing CocaineRelated Crime
Frontline Workers and CoProducers 7 Partners and Other Outsiders
Appendix D STRATEGIC ADVICE ON THE DYNAMICS
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