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Studying Public Policy Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems

ISBN-10: 0195417941

ISBN-13: 9780195417944

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh

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Studying Public Policy develops an analytical framework for its subject for use by students in public policy courses. Instead of focussing on substantive policy issues in particular policy areas, this book examines the theoretical and conceptual foundations of, and approaches used, in the policy sciences. Divided into four parts. Part 1 outlines the scope and parameters of the policy studies field and the philosophical basis of theories most common in the discipline; part 2 discusses the actors, institutions, and instruments found in public policy communities; Part 3 focuses on the policy process itself and how public policy is made; part 4 examines the phenomena of policy change.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 321
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Michael Howlett is Burnaby Mountain Professor in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University.

Introduction
Policy Science and Political Science
Approaches to Public Policy
Actors, Institutions, and Instruments
Actors and Institutions - Assessing the Policy Capabilities of States
Policy Instruments
The Public Policy Process
Agenda Setting - Policy Determinants and Policy Windows
Policy Formulation - Policy Communities and Policy Networks
Public Policy Decision-Making - Beyond Rationalism, Incrementalism, and Irrationalism
Policy Implementation - Policy Design and the Choice of Policy Instrument
Policy Evaluation - Policy Analysis and Policy Learning
Conclusion
Policy Styles, Policy Paradigms and the Policy Cycle
Afterword - Still Studying Public Policy