Public Policy The Essential Readings

ISBN-10: 0130592552
ISBN-13: 9780130592552
Edition: 1995
List price: $108.60
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Description: This collection of 46 key classic and contemporary readings explores the environment within which public policy is made and the actual policy-making process.KEY TOPICS: This book includes readings that are among the most frequently cited or that  More...

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Book details

List price: $108.60
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/12/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

This collection of 46 key classic and contemporary readings explores the environment within which public policy is made and the actual policy-making process.KEY TOPICS: This book includes readings that are among the most frequently cited or that highlight the link between theory and practice particularly well. It groups readings into four major sections which parallel both the majority of policy texts and the way many courses are designed: the nature of public policy including theories and models of public policy making, the making of policy the sequential stages that policies pass through, the players both institutional and non-institutional, policy making as a game the rules, strategies, and culture of the policy game. Each section begins with an overview essay.

Matthew A. Cahn is Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Political Science atCalifornia State University, Northridge.

The Nature of Public Policy—What is Public Policy, Who Makes it, and Why Study it?
The Contemporary Language of Public Policy: A Starting Point
Political Science and Public Policy
Distribution, Regulation, Redistribution: The Functions of Government
Symbols and Political Quiescence
The Analysis of Public Policy: A Search for Theories and Roles
With the Consent of All
Issue Networks and the Executive Establishment
Imperfect Competition
Group Politics and Representative Democracy
The Power Elite
Making Public Policy—The Process, Structure, and Context of Policy Making
How Public Policy Is Made
Issues and Agendas
Agenda Setting
The Science of “Muddling Through
Nonincremental Policy Making
The Implementation Game
Implementation as Evolution
A Conceptual Framework of the Implementation Process
The Role of Evaluation in Public Policy
Trends in Policy Analysis
The Politics of Public Budgets
The Players—Institutional and Non Institutional Actors
The Players: Institutional and Non Institutional Actors in the Policy Process
The Rise of the Washington Establishment
Congress: The Electoral Connection
The Presidential Policy Stream
The Two Presidencies
The Rise of the Bureaucratic State
Bureaucracy
Regulation: Politics, Bureaucracy, and Economics
Appellate Courts as Policy Makers
Towards an Imperial Judiciary
News That Matters
Processing the News: How People Tame the Information Tide
Parties, the Government, and the Policy Process
The Advocacy Explosion
The Consultant Corps
The Policy Game—Rules, Strategies, Culture, and Resources
Playing the Policy Game
An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution
The Federalist Papers: #1, #10, #15
Political Repression in the United States
Democracy and Capitalism
Capitalism and Freedom
Presidential Power
Constructing the Political Spectacle
A Preface to Economic Democracy
Who Rules America Now?

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