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Public Policy Praxis A Case Approach for Understanding Policy and Analysis

ISBN-10: 0136056520
ISBN-13: 9780136056522
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Book details

List price: $127.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

This updated readable and conceptual approach to public policy carefully balances theory and practiceunlike most other books, which either lack theory or lack practicality. The authors combine positivist and postpositivist perspectives on policy analysis, supported by interesting and useful cases.Explores the political basis of policy making and analysis, with a careful eye toward readers'39; practical needs. Provides models and tools, along with the analytical knowledge necessary for policy analysis. Discusses the limitations, practical political problems, and ethical implications of different techniques and methodologies. Discusses value conflict, power, political systems, democracy, subjectivity, and ambiguity.A comprehensive reference for professionals in public administration or anyone interested in learning about public policy formulation.

Theory And Practice
Public Policy, Power, the People, Pluralism, and You
The Rational Public Policy Method
Critiques of the Rational Approach
The Nonrational (Political) Approach
Practice And Theory
A Pragmatic Public Policy Analysis Method
Postpositivist Problem Definition and Praxis
Doing Democracy: A New Fifth Step
The Positivist Toolbox
Praxis
The Conclusion: Praxis
Teaching Appendix
ldquo;Teaching Story Analysisrdquo;
ldquo;Bad Policy Analysisrdquo;
ldquo;This isnrsquo;t a Hilton Hotel, Marsquo;amrdquo;
ldquo;Dutch Donor Delusion Deepens Divide & Delineates Decision Difficulty Dilemmardquo;
ldquo;Music or Muzak at the Campus Radio Station: The Effects of Different Electoral Systems on Resultsrdquo;
ldquo;The Case of the School Fightrdquo;
Role Playing Simulation: ldquo;Big River and Siting an Airport: Case for Democracy and Policy Analysisrdquo;
Glossary
Index

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