Public Policy in America

Public Policy in America : Government in Action

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Ideal as a primary text for courses in Public Policy or as a supplementary text for courses in American Government. This text offers an innovative two-part organization. Part I details each aspect of the policy cycle, while Part II applies the policy cycle to such issues as health, welfare, crime, education, energy, and the environment.
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  • Hardback | 430 pages
  • 167 x 241 x 22mm | 726g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0155003836
  • 9780155003835

Table of contents

Part I: The Policy Cycle.
1. The Public Policy Approach to Understanding Politics in America.
2. Agenda Setting: What Problems Will Become Subjects for Governmental Action?.
3. Policy Formulation: Designing Solutions to Public.
4. Implementation: Filling in the Gaps of Public Policy.
5. Evaluation: Determining the Effectiveness of Public Policy.
Part II: Substantive Policy Issues.
6. Health Policy: The High Cost of Good Health.
7. Social Welfare: Who Gets What from Government.
8. Crime and Justice: Law in Action.
9. Educational Policy and the Goal of Equal Opportunity.
10. Energy Policy: The Politics of Growth.
11. Environmental Policy: Economic Growth Versus Environmental Protection.
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Part I: The Policy Cycle. 1. The Public Policy Approach to Understanding Politics in America. 2. Agenda Setting: What Problems Will Become Subjects for Governmental Action?. 3. Policy Formulation: Designing Solutions to Public. 4. Implementation: Filling in the Gaps of Public Policy. 5. Evaluation: Determining the Effectiveness of Public Policy. Part II: Substantive Policy Issues. 6. Health Policy: The High Cost of Good Health. 7. Social Welfare: Who Gets What from Government. 8. Crime and Justice: Law in Action. 9. Educational Policy and the Goal of Equal Opportunity. 10. Energy Policy: The Politics of Growth. 11. Environmental Policy: Economic Growth Versus Environmental Protection.
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