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Public Policymaking

ISBN-10: 0618974725
ISBN-13: 9780618974726
Edition: 7th 2011
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Book details

List price: $176.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

James E. Anderson is Neenan Professor of Economics at Boston College.

Preface
The Study of Public Policy
The Plan of This Book
What Is Public Policy?
Categories of Public Policies
Approaches to Policy Study
Methodological Difficulties in Studying Public Policy
For Further Exploration
Test Your Knowledge
Suggested Readings
Notes
The Policy-Makers and Their Environment
The Policy Environment
The Official Policy-Makers
Nongovernmental Participants
Levels of Politics
Case Study The Endangered Snail Darter
For Further Exploration
Test Your Knowledge
Suggested Readings
Notes
Policy Formation: Problems, Agendas, and Formulation
Policy Problems
The Policy Agenda
The Agenda-Setting Process
Nondecisions
The Loss of Agenda Status
Two Cases in Agenda Setting
Case Study Coal-Mine Safety
Case Study Environmental Pollution Control
The Formulation of Policy Proposals
Policy Formulation as a Technical Process
Case Study Formulating Policy: The Family and Medical Leave Act
A Concluding Comment
For Further Exploration
Test Your Knowledge
Suggested Readings
Notes
Policy Adoption
Theories of Decision-Making
Decision Criteria
The Public Interest
Styles of Decision-Making
Presidential Decision-Making
Case Study Policy Adoption: Consumer Bankruptcy
Case Study Policy Adoption: The Economic Stimulus Act
For Further Exploration
Test Your Knowledge
Suggested Readings
Notes
Budgeting and Public Policy
The Budget and Public Policy
Fiscal Policy
The National Budgetary Process
Case Study The Struggle to Balance the Budget
For Further Exploration
Test Your Knowledge
Suggested Readings
Notes
Policy Implementation
Federalism and Implementation
Case Study The Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Who Implements Policy?
Administrative Organization
Administrative Politics
Administrative Policymaking
Case Study The Nuclear Waste Disposal Act
Case Study The Total Maximum Daily Load Program
Techniques of Control
Case Study The Clean Air Act's Emissions-Trading System
Compliance
For Further Exploration
Test Your Knowledge
Suggested Readings
Notes
Policy Impact, Evaluation, and Change
Policy Impact
Policy Evaluation
Policy Evaluation Processes
Case Study The GAO and Food Safety
Problems in Policy Evaluation
Policy Evaluation: The Use and Misuse of Cost-Benefit Analysis
Case Study The Politics of Evaluation: Head Start
Policy Termination
Case Study The Policy Cycle: Airline Regulation and Deregulation
For Further Exploration
Test Your Knowledge
Suggested Readings
Notes
Concluding Comments
Notes
Index

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