American Public Policy Problems

American Public Policy Problems : An Introductory Guide

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For undergraduate-level courses in Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Policy Research Methods, in departments of Public Affairs or Political Science.Previously titled Policy Choices and Public Action, this text is a comprehensive guide for understanding and participating in the discussion and debate on American public affairs decision making. The multidisciplinary author team offers a many-faceted examination of policy problems covering the economic, political, and social agenda of the nation. The text balances the traditional descriptive approach with a problem-solving "professional" approach-i.e., it presents a series of public problems and invites consideration of possible solutions. Designed to encompass the broader scope of public affairs as well as political science, it takes a global perspective in examining the processes by which policies are developed, implemented, managed, and changed, highlighting the role of government agencies and bureaucracies along with non-governmental organizations.show more

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  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 177.5 x 234.2 x 20.1mm | 666.85g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130223611
  • 9780130223616

Table of contents

1. The American Public. 2. Who Needs Government? 3. Making Public Policy. 4. Government Regulation. 5. Economic Stabilization and Growth. 6. U.S. Policy in a Global Economy. 7. Poverty and Welfare: A Heartless Society? 8. The Mirage of Health Security. 9. Education and the Human Capital Challenge. 10. Environmental Policy. 11. Agricultural Policy: Back to the Market. 12. Natural Resource Policy: Threats of Running Out. 13. Transportation Policy: Taming the Automobile. 14. Implementing Public Policy: Management Matters! Appendix: Quick Guide to the Internet. Glossary. Index.show more

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