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