Policy Paradox

Policy Paradox : The Art of Political Decision Making

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Policy making is a political struggle over values and ideas. By exposing the paradoxes that underlie even seemingly straightforward policy decisions, Policy Paradox shows students that politics cannot be cleansed from the process in favor of "rationality." Author Deborah Stone has fully revised and updated this popular text, which now includes many paradoxes that have arisen since September 11. Examples throughout the book have been updated, and the prose has been streamlined to make a great read even better.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 155 x 236 x 20mm | 570g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Third Edition
  • 0393912728
  • 9780393912722
  • 100,371

Table of contents


Chapter 1: The Market and the Polis


Chapter 2: Equity
Chapter 3: Efficiency
Chapter 4: Welfare
Chapter 5: Security
Chapter 6: Liberty


Chapter 7: Symbols
Chapter 8: Numbers
Chapter 9: Causes
Chapter 10: Interests
Chapter 11: Decisions


Chapter 12: Incentives
Chapter 13: Rules
Chapter 14: Persuasion
Chapter 15: Rights
Chapter 16: Powers
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About Deborah Stone

Deborah Stone holds appointments as Research Professor of Government at Dartmouth College and Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University in Denmark. She has taught in undergraduate and graduate programs at Brandeis, MIT, Yale, Tulane, and Duke, as well as in universities worldwide where Policy Paradox is used.
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