Public Policy

Public Policy : Perspectives and Choices

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Now in its fourth edition, "Public Policy: Perspectives and Choices" successfully combines a clear explanation of the basic concepts and methods of the policymaking process with a keen focus on how values influence policy choices. The authors first cover the fundamentals: how do issues reach the policy agenda; how are policies crafted and implemented; who pays and who benefits; how is the effectiveness of a policy determined; and, they then apply this foundation to a range of policy areas - the economy, welfare, education, crime, health care, housing, the environment, foreign policy, and domestic security. The fully updated text presents complicated ideas in an accessible way. It engages with controversial ideas that bring the study of public policy alive. It draws on a wealth of 'real world' examples. It provides balanced consideration of liberal and conservative policy positions. It emphasizes the essential relationship between individual self-interest and national well-being. The result is an ideal combination of theory and practice for effectively teaching public policy.It combines a clear explanation of the basic concepts and methods of the policymaking process with a keen focus on how values influence policy choices across a range of issue areas.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1588266745
  • 9781588266743
  • 1,247,786

Table of contents

Basic Concepts in Public Policy. Methods and Models for Policy Analysis. Rational Public Choice. Polarized Politics, Ideology, and Public Policy. Economic Theory as a Basis of Public Policy. Economic Policy: Translating Theory into Practice. The Politics and Economics of Inequality. Crime: Changing Issues, New Concerns. Education: A Larger Role for National Government. Heath Care: Diagnosing a Chronic Problem. Housing: Mortgage Meltdowns and Re-regulation. Environment: Issues on a Global Scale. US Foreign Policy: A Time for Reassessment.show more

About Charles L. Cochran

Charles L. Cochran and Eloise F. Malone are professors of political science at the US Naval Academy.show more

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