Policy Analysis : Concepts and Practice
For one-semester, senior/graduate-level courses in Introduction to Policy Analysis, Fundamentals of Public Policy, Policy Analysis, Public Policy, Public Finance, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Government and Business. This introduction explores both the hows and whys of the practices of public policy. The text provides reality-based practical advice about how to actually conduct policy analysis and demonstrates the application of advanced analytic techniques.
- Paperback | 486 pages
- 152.1 x 226.6 x 22.9mm | 597.18g
- 01 Jan 1999
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 3rd edition
Table of contents
I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Preview: The Canadian Salmon Fishery. 2. What Is Policy Analysis? 3. Toward Professional Ethics. II. CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS. 4. Efficiency and the Idealized Competitive Model. 5. Rationales for Public Policy: Market Failures. 6. Rationales for Public Policy: Other Limitations of the Competitive Framework. 7. Rationales for Public Policy: Distributional and Other Goals. 8. Limits to Public Intervention: Government Failures. 9. Correcting Market and Government Failures: Generic Policies. III. DOING POLICY ANALYSIS. 10. Landing on Your Feet: How to Confront Policy Problems. Appendix: Gathering Information for Policy Analysis. 11. Goals/Alternatives Matrices: Some Examples from CBO Studies. 12. Benefit-Cost Analysis. Appendix: Measuring Consumer Surplus in the Presence of Income Effects. 13. Thinking Strategically About Adoption and Implementation. IV. DOING POLICY ANALYSIS IN ORGANIZATIONAL SETTINGS. 14. Benefit-Cost Analysis in a Bureaucratic Setting: The Strategic Petroleum Reserve. 15. When Statistics Count: Revising the Lead Standard for Gasoline. V. CONCLUSION. 16. Doing Well and Doing Good. Index.