The Policy Analyst's Handbook

The Policy Analyst's Handbook : Rational Problem Solving in a Political World

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This rigorous but very accessible guide to the main concepts and techniques of policy analysis is intended for students and in-service professionals who want to become more efficient and effective in their work. The book equips readers with a structured and disciplined step-by-step approach to decision making, defining issues and applying the powerful techniques of policy analysis - always in the context of uncertainty and limited discretion. Each chapter concludes with notes and a list of supplementary sources for further reading.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 151.4 x 234.7 x 9.1mm | 176.9g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • figures, tables, bibliography, index
  • 0765612933
  • 9780765612939
  • 1,552,529

Table of contents

1. The Scientific Method, Social Science, and Policy Analysis; 2. Defining the Problem; 3. Generating Potential Courses of Action; 4. Cost-Benefit Analysis; 5. Multi-Attribute Analysis; 6. Articulating the Recommendation; 7. Implementation and Beyondshow more

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