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Understanding Public Policy

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ISBN-10: 0205861164

ISBN-13: 9780205861163

Edition: 14th 2013

Authors: Thomas R. Dye

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Updated it its 14th edition,Understanding Public Policyfocuses on the policy challenges confronting the Obama administration. This edition provides students with a close up look at the American healthcare system, current economic policies, issues of homeland security and defense policy among many other current event and issues shaping public policy today. The gold-standard for introductory public policy texts,Understanding Public Policyis designed to provide readers with concrete tools for both understanding and analyzing public policy. 
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Book details

List price: $178.87
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/6/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 384
Size: 6.40" wide x 8.90" long x 6.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Thomas R. Dye is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. He received his B.S. and M.A. from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American government and public policy. Dye has served as president of the Southern Political Science Association, president of the Policy Studies Organization, and secretary of the American Political Science Association. He is the recipient of the Harold Laswell Award for career contributions to the study of public policy and the Donald C. Stone Award for career contributions to the study of federalism. He received the Outstanding Alumni…    

Policy Analysis: What Governments Do, Why They Do It, and What Difference it Makes
Models of Politics: Some Help in Thinking About Public Policy
the Policymaking Process: Decision-Making Activities
Policy Evaluation: Finding Out What Happens After a Law Is Passed
Federalism and State Policies: Institutional Arrangements and Policy Variations
Criminal Justice: Rationality and Irrationality in Public Policy
Welfare: the Search for Rational Strategies
Health Care: Attempting A Rational-Comprehensive Transformation
Education: Group Struggles
Economic Policy: Challenging Incrementalism
Tax Policy: Battling the Special Interests
International Trade and Immigration: Elite-Mass Conflict
Energy and the Environment: Externalities and Interests
Civil Rights: Elite and Mass Interaction
Defense Policy: Strategies for Serious Games
Homeland Security: Terrorism and Nondeterrable Threats