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Politics and Public Policy

ISBN-10: 1568024835
ISBN-13: 9781568024837
Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 2/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 337
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Carl E. Van Horn is professor of public policy and the director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He is the author of No One Left Behind: Economic Change and the American Worker (Twentieth Century Fund, 1996) and the editor of The State of the States (CQ Press, 1989).

Donald C. Baumer is professor of Government at Smith College. He is coauthor of The Politics of Unemployment (CQ Press, 1985) with Carl Van Horn, and has published several articles on employment policy and Democratic leadership in the Senate. He recently completed a three-year term as Dean for Academic Development at Smith College.

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface
American Politics and Public Policy
Policymakers
A Federal System
Policy Influences outside Government
The Scope of Conflict
Politics and Policy
Political Culture, the Economy, and Public Policy
A Durable Political Culture
A Powerful Economy
A Comparative Perspective
Summary
Boardroom Politics
Corporate Concerns
Corporate Governance
Strategies and Policies
After the Board Has Met
Summary
Bureaucratic Politics
Civil Servants at Work
The Cross-Pressured Bureaucracy
Rules and Regulations
The Quest for Results
Summary
Cloakroom Politics
The Crowded Agenda
Entrepreneurial Politics
Rites of Passage
Shaky Ground Rules, Unreliable Watchdogs
Summary
Chief Executive Politics
Rulers of the Agenda
The Power to Persuade
The Buck Stops Here
Promises and Performance
Intended and Unintended Consequences
The Management Puzzle
Summary
Courtroom Politics
Cases and Controversies
Selection of Cases
Judicial Coalitions
New Wine in Old Bottles
Minorities as Beneficiaries
The Long Road to Justice
Summary
Living Room Politics
Bystanders and Activists
Citizens, Politicians, and Journalists
The Power of Public Opinion
A Potent Weapon of Democracy
Summary
Institutional Performance
An Analysis of Conventional Political Institutions
Alternatives to Conventional Politics
Performance Appraisal
Summary
Assessing American Public Policy
Choosing Yardsticks
Defending the Nation
Achieving Sustained Economic Growth
Ensuring Equal Opportunity
Providing a Safety Net
Protecting the Environment
Summary

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