Public Policy Praxis

Public Policy Praxis : Theory and Pragmatism : a Case Approach

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For courses in Public Policy and Policy Analysis. This readable and conceptual approach to public policy carefully balances theory and practice-unlike most other texts, which either lack theory or lack practicality. The authors combine positivist and postpositivist perspectives on policy analysis, supported by interesting and useful teaching cases. Fully classroom tested, the text material explores the political basis of policy making and analysis, with a careful eye toward students' practical needs. Models and tools are provided, along with the analytical knowledge necessary for policy analysis. Carefully structured chapters offer instructors maximum ease and flexibility in the classroom.show more

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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 521.63g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, 1 map, glossary, index
  • 0130258822
  • 9780130258823

Table of contents

I. THEORY AND PRAXIS. 1. Public Policy, Power, the People, Pluralism, and You. 2. The Rational Public Policy Method. 3. Critiques of the Rational Approach. 4. The Nonrational (Political) Approach. II. PRACTICE AND THEORY. 5. A Pragmatic Public Policy Analysis Method. 6. Postpositivist Problem Definition and Praxis. 7. Doing Democracy: A New Fifth Step. 8. The Positivist Toolbox. III. PRAXIS. 9. The Conclusion: Praxis. Appendix: Research on the Net. Glossary. Index.show more

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