Public Policy Analysis A Political Economy Approach

ISBN-10: 0395852633

ISBN-13: 9780395852637

Edition: 2001

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Description: This text gives students a framework for analyzing public policy choices. The unique "political economy" approach focuses on the institutions and market processes that contribute to the solving of public problems.

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Book details

List price: $84.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Note: Each chapter begins with an introduction and ends with a Conclusion
Introduction
A Political Economy Approach to Public Policy Analysis Political Economy Approach Major League Sports Example II. Democracy and Governance
Democratic Governance and Public Policy Democratic Theory
Robbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Rawls Delimiting the Public What Is Government? Democratic Governance
Forms of Democracy and Implications for Public Policy Direct Democracy Arrow's Possibility Theorem
The Role of Institutions Representative Democracy Principals and Agents Prominent Minorities III
Collective Action and Democratic Governance
The Problem of Collective Action
Individual Foundations of Collective Action
The Logic of Collective Action
Generic Solutions to Collective Action
Problems Institutions for Solving Collective Action Problems
Government and Collective Action
Problems Government and the Collective Action
Problem Government Structure: What Are the Alternatives?
The Market as a Collective Action
Mechanism Market Institutions Hobbes and Property Rights Smith and Property Rights
The Breadth and Complexity of Property Rights
Limitations of the Market A Typology of Market Failures:
The Nature of the Good
The Physical Nature of Goods Monopolies and Oligopolies
When Markets Are Not Competitive
Incomplete Information and Transactions Costs
Unacceptability of Individual Preferences
Useful Versus Inappropriate Discrimination IV
Public Policy in America
Policy Analysis in the American Political Context
The Ascendancy of the National Government Policy
Implementation in a Top-Down Federal System
Policy Instruments in a Top-Down Federal System
Growth in Polycentricity Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up Approaches to Problem Solving
Politics and Policy Choice Policy Benefits and Costs
The Lowi Typology Government Coercion
Political Advocacy and Policy
Choice Typology of Policies Based on Coerciveness
Bureaucracy Bureaucracy: A Mental Exercise
Why Is Bureaucracy a Hallmark of Modern Societies?
The Tasks of Bureaucracy Public Bureaucracies
Analyzing Proposed Policies Ex Ante
Analysis Cost-Benefit
Analysis Politics and Cost-Benefit Analysis
Evaluating Existing Policies
Summative Versus Formative Studies
Analysis of Subobjectives Types of Policy
Impact Studies "Sideways" Analsis V. Conclusion
Reform of Public Policy Critical Institutions
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