American Public Policy An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0495501891
ISBN-13: 9780495501893
Edition: 9th 2009
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Description: Best-selling AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: AN INTRODUCTION takes a unique perspective on issues of public policy and presents them in their historical context. Not stopping there, the text also prompts you to evaluate and discuss possible alternatives.  More...

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List price: $193.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Best-selling AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: AN INTRODUCTION takes a unique perspective on issues of public policy and presents them in their historical context. Not stopping there, the text also prompts you to evaluate and discuss possible alternatives. The discussion kindled by AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: AN INTRODUCTION helps make public policy personal by showing you how to apply your knowledge to real-life policies. AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: AN INTRODUCTION includes updated and expanded coverage on key policy issues: immigration, global climate change, health care reform, No Child Left Behind, gay rights, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The authors present policy material step-by-step, building a picture of the existing policy you can use to evaluate alternatives.

Clarke E. Cochran retired as Vice-President of Mission Integration at Covenant Health System in Lubbock, Texas, in 2013. He is also Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Texas Tech University, where he specialized in religion and politics, political philosophy, and health care policy. Dr. Cochran received his Ph. D. from Duke University in 1971 and taught at Texas Tech from 1970 to 2007. He is the author of four books and numerous journal articles. Dr. Cochran held the position of Research Fellow in the Erasmus Institute at the University of Notre Dame (1998-1999) and the Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies at Nazareth College (Spring 2001). His research interests include religious institutions and health care policy, Catholic social theory and health care reform, and church and state controversies.

T.R. Carr is Professor of Public Administration and Policy Analysis and Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Urban Research at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He teaches primarily in the area of quantitative methods and policy analysis. In addition to AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: AN INTRODUCTION, he has published chapters and articles focusing on public management issues. He is active in academic and professional associations and has served in numerous offices in state and local chapters of the American Society for Public Administration. He serves as a Police Commissioner for St. Louis County, Missouri, and has served as the Mayor of Hazelwood, Missouri.

N. Joseph Cayer is Professor Emeritus of Public Administration at Arizona State University. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also has taught at Lamar University, the University of Maine, Orono, and Texas Tech University. He is the author or coauthor of seven books and numerous chapters and articles on public management and policy, with an emphasis on issues of human resources management in the public sector. Books he has authored or coauthored include PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: SOCIAL CHANGE AND ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT, AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: AN INTRODUCTION, MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES, HANDBOOK OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR, and SUPERVISION FOR SUCCESS IN GOVERNMENT.

Public Policy: An Introduction
Contexts of Public Policy
The Economy: Changing Government-Business Relationships
Economic Issues: Taxing, Spending, and Budgeting
Energy and Environmental Policies: Policy Instability
Crime and Criminal Justice: Dilemmas of Social Control
Income Support: Security, Work, or Dependence?
Health Care: Unlimited Needs, Limited Resources
Education: Conflict in Policy Direction
Legal and Social Equality: The Struggle against Oppression and Bigotry
Immigration Policy: The Barely Open Door
Foreign and Defense Policy: Security and Interests in a Dangerous World
Private Morality and Public Policy: Family Values, Social Issues, and the Open Society
Glossary
Index

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