Eugene Bardach has been teaching graduate-level policy analysis workshop classes since 1973 at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, in which time he has coached over 400 projects. This book is based on his experience teaching students the principles of policy analysis and then helping them to execute their project work. He is the recipient of the 1998 Donald T. Campbell award of the Policy Studies Organization for creative contribution to the methodology of policy analysis.
Eric M. Patashnik is professor of public policy and politics and associate dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. He is the author or editor of several books, including Reforms at Risk.