Public Policy An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis

ISBN-10: 1852785543

ISBN-13: 9781852785543

Edition: 1996

Authors: Wayne Parsons

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This textbook presents an up-to-date introduction to policy studies, and provides the theory and practice of public policy. Interdisciplinary and comparative in scope, it covers agenda formation and problem definition, policy making, implementation and evaluation.
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List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

List of figures
Meta Analysis
'Public' and 'policy' as concepts
The development of the policy approach
Kinds of policy analysts and policy analysis
Varieties of analytical frameworks
Philosophical frameworks
Analysis and the policy process
Models, maps and metaphors
Paradigms lost and found: shifts in the focus and frameworks of policy analysis
Stages and cycles: mapping the policy process
The arrangement of Parts Two, Three and Four
Meso Analysis
Social problem approaches
Public opinion and public policy
Theories of agenda control
Typologies of policy issues
Pluralism, non-decision-making and the third dimension of power
Neo-Marxist and critical approaches
Knowledge and the policy agenda
Policies and problems as symbols
Networks, streams, advocacy coalitions and punctuated equilibrium
Analysing the boundaries
Globalization and policy-making: the international parameters
Decision Analysis
Decision-making: frameworks and disciplinary contexts
Power approaches to decision-making
Rationality and decision-making
The public choice approach to decision-making
Institutional approaches
Personality, cognition and information processing in decision-making
Policy analysis and public decisions
Rational decision-making and the quest for knowledgeable governance
Critiques of policy analysis
Delivery Analysis
The arrangement of Part Four
Delivery systems
Change and continuity in policy-making
Promise and performance: evaluating impact and outcomes
Conclusion: Beyond delivery and towards democratization
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