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World of the Policy Analyst Rationality, Values, and Politics

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ISBN-10: 1889119350

ISBN-13: 9781889119359

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Robert A. Heineman, William T. Bluhm, Steven A. Peterson, Edward N. Kearny

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List price: $61.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 7/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface to the Third Edition
The Emergence of a Field
The Historical Background
From Technique to Policy Analysis
The Analyst in the Policy Process
Rationality and Decision Making
Policy Analysis: A Thumbnail Sketch
Ideology and Policy Analysis
How Policy Analysis Is Used
Policy Analysis: Techniques, Values, and Effects
The Policy Process
Policy Analysis and the Policy Process
The Cultural Setting of Policy Analysis
Liberty and Equality: The Politics of Conscience and the Politics of Interest
Conscience and Interest in Ethical Theory
The Politics of Conscience Today
The Politics of Interest
Equality and Public Policy
Cleavage within the Politics of Conscience
Ethics and Public Policy Analysis
Deontology and Utilitarianism
Some Cases
American Democracy and the Fragmentation of Consensus
The "New Class" and Postmaterial Values
What Have You Done for Me Lately?
Realignment, Dealignment, or What?
The Party Organization: Resurrection or Requiem?
The Policy Process
Policy Analysis and the Political Arena
An Incremental Policy Process
A Fragmented Congress: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
The Presidency: The Problem of Fragmentation in the "Leadership" Branch
The Crisis of Fragmented Government: The Loss of Fiscal Discipline
Policy Analysis and Political Uncertainty
Policy Devolution and Policy Analysis
A National Policy Focus
Increasing State Influence
The 1994 Elections
State Policy Initiatives
Private-Sector Policy Groups
Think Tanks and Policy Analysis
The Policy Analyst in the Private Sector
An Expanded Policy Arena: Prospects and Concerns
Policy Analysis in the Judicial Process
The Judicial Process
Approaches to Legal Reasoning
Sources of Judicial Activism
Examples of Judicial Activism: Social and Technological Change
The Limits of Judicial Power
Structural Reform
Anticipating the Policy Process
Moving toward the Public Good
About the Authors