An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making
Thoroughly revised, reorganized, updated, and expanded, this widely-used text sets the balance and fills the gap between theory and practice in public policy studies. In a clear, conversational style, the author conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis rather than novelty or abstraction. A newly added chapter surveys the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment.
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1 Introducing the Policy Process
2 Elements of thePolicyMaking System
3 The Historical and Structural Contexts of Public Policy Making
4 Official Actors and Their Roles in Public Policy
5 Unofficial Actors and Their Roles in Public Policy
6 Agenda Setting Power and Interest Groups
7 Policies and Policy Types
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