Policy Paradox : The Art of Political Decision Making

ISBN-10: 039396857X

ISBN-13: 9780393968576

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: Deborah A. Stone
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Description: Since its debut, Policy Paradox has been widely acclaimed as the most accessible policy text available. Unlike most texts, which treat policy analysis and policy making as different enterprises, Policy Paradox demonstrates that "you can't take politics out of analysis." Through a uniquely rich and comprehensive model, this revised edition continues to show how real-world policy grows out of differing ideals, even definitions, of basic societal goals like security, equality, and liberty. The book also demonstrates how these ideals often conflict in policy implementation. In this revised edition, Stone has added a full-length case study as an appendix, taking up the issue of affirmative action. Clear, provocative, and engaging, Policy Paradox conveys the richness of public policy making and analysis.

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Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface to the Revised Editionp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Politicsp. 15
The Market and the Polisp. 17
Goalsp. 35
Equityp. 39
Efficiencyp. 61
Securityp. 86
Libertyp. 108
Problemsp. 131
Symbolsp. 137
Numbersp. 163
Causesp. 188
Interestsp. 210
Decisionsp. 232
Solutionsp. 259
Inducementsp. 265
Rulesp. 284
Factsp. 305
Rightsp. 324
Powersp. 354
Conclusion: Political Reasonp. 376
Policy Paradox in Actionp. 384
Creditsp. 415
Indexp. 417
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