Public Policy in the United States At the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0765616645
ISBN-13: 9780765616647
Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Process, Structure, and Ideology
The Policy Process
Characteristics of the American Political System
Is Government a Failure?
Ideology: From Value Positions to Issue Positions
Key Concepts
Reflections
Notes
Economic Policy: To Promote the General Welfare
Problem Identification
How Have We Done?
Agenda Building and Economic Policy
Policy Issues
Economic Inequality
Globalization and International Trade
Problems with Globalization
Case Study: Social Security in Crisis?
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Reflections
Notes
Foreign Policy: To Provide for the Common Defense
Problem Identification
Formulation, Adoption, and Implementation: Changing Direction
Case Study: The Global War on Terrorism
The Middle East
Asia
Africa
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Reflections
Notes
Poverty and Welfare: The Poor Ye Always Have with You?
Problem Identification
Who Are the Poor?
Formulation, Adoption, and Implementation: Antipoverty Strategies
Case Study: The End of Welfare as We Know It
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Reflections
Notes
Health Policy: The Problems of Cost and Access
Problem Identification
Medical Care in the United States
The Federal Role in Medical Care
Medicare
Medicaid
Formulation, Adoption, and Implementation: Cost Control
Policy Succession
Problem Identification
Case Study: Consumer-Driven Health Care
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Reflections
Notes
Environmental Policy: Challenges and Opportunities
Problem Identification
Adoption and Implementation
Policy Succession: Environmental Policy from Reagan to Bush II
Environmental Issues
Case Study no.1: Global Climate Warming
Case Study no.2 The Elusive Search for Energy Independence
Challenges
Conclusion: Opportunities
Key Concepts
Reflections
Notes
Criminal Justice: To Ensure Domestic Tranquility
Problem Identification
Evaluating Criminal Justice Policy: Why Did the Crime Rate Drop?
Criminal Justice Issues
Case Study: The War over the War on Drugs
Conclusion: Solutions to the Crime Problem?
Key Concepts
Reflections
Notes
Education: The Promise of America
Problem Identification
How Have We Done?
Agenda Building and Policy Adoption
Equality and Education Policy
The Federal Government and Educational Reform
The Question of Choice
Case Study: No Child Left Behind
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Reflections
Notes
Equality: The Second American Revolution
Problem Identification: Equality Defined
Political Equality
Equality of Opportunity
Equality of Outcome
A Statistical Portrait of America: Now and in the Future
The Civil Rights Movement
Narrowing the Gap
Race Relations as a Wedge Issue
Attitudes About Race
Case Study: Affirmative Action
Gay Rights or Gay Wrongs
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Reflections
Notes
At the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century
Themes
Public Opinion
Divided Government
Challenges and Opportunities
Some Concluding Thoughts
Reflections
References
Index
About the Author
References
Index

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