Public Policy

Public Policy : The Essential Readings

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This collection of 46 key classic and contemporary readings explores the environment within which public policy is made and the actual policy-making process. KEY TOPICS: This book includes readings that are among the most frequently cited or that highlight the link between theory and practice particularly well. It groups readings into four major sections which parallel both the majority of policy texts and the way many courses are designed: the nature of public policy -- including theories and models of public policy making, the making of policy -- the sequential stages that policies pass through, the players -- both institutional and non-institutional, policy making as a game -- the rules, strategies, and culture of the policy game. Each section begins with an overview essay.
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130592552
  • 9780130592552

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Preface xi PART ONE The Nature of Public Policy 1What is public policy, who makes it, and why study it?1. The Contemporary Language of Public Policy: A Starting Point, Stella Z. Theodoulou 12. Political Science and Public Policy, Paul A. Sabatier 103. Distribution, Regulation, Redistribution: The Functions of Government, Theodore J. Lowi 154. Symbols and Political Quiescence, Murray Edelman 265. The Analysis of Public Policy: A Search for Theories and Roles,Robert H. Salisbury 346. With the Consent of All, Robert A. Dahl 387. Issue Networks and the Executive Establishment, Hugh Heclo 468. Imperfect Competition, Ralph Miliband 589. Group Politics and Representative Democracy, David B. Truman 6610. The Power Elite, C. Wright Mills 72 viiPART TWO Making Public Policy 86The process, structure, and context of policy making11. How Public Policy Is Made, Stella Z. Theodoulou 8612. Issues and Agendas, Roger W. Cobb and Charles D. Elder 9613. Agenda Setting, John W. Kingdon 10514. The Science of ``Muddling Through,'' Charles E. Lindblom 11315. Nonincremental Policy Making, Paul R. Schulman 12816. The Implementation Game, Eugene Bardach 13717. Implementation as Evolution, Giandomenico Majone andAaron Wildavsky 14018. A Conceptual Framework of the Implementation Process,Paul A. Sabatier and Daniel A. Mazmanian 15319. The Role of Evaluation in Public Policy, David Nachmias 17320. Trends in Policy Analysis, Stuart Nagel 18121. The Politics of Public Budgets, Irene S. Rubin 185 PART THREE The Players 201Institutional and noninstitutional actors22. The Players: Institutional and Noninstitutional Actors inthe Policy Process, Matthew A. Cahn 20123. Congress: Keystone of the Washington Establishment,Morris Fiorina 21224. Congress: The Electoral Connection, David Mayhew 22025. The Presidential Policy Stream, Paul Light 22426. The Two Presidencies, Aaron Wildavsky 23727. The Rise of the Bureaucratic State, James Q. Wilson 25128. Bureaucracy, Max Weber 25929. Regulation: Politics, Bureaucracy, and Economics,Kenneth J. Meier 26530. Appellate Courts as Policy Makers, Lawrence Baum 27731. Towards an Imperial Judiciary?, Nathan Glazer 288 viii32. News That Matters, Shanto Iyengar and Donald Kinder 29533. Processing the News: How People Tame the Information Tide,Doris Graber 30534. Parties, the Government, and the Policy Process,Samuel J. Eldersveld 31235. The Advocacy Explosion, Jeffrey M. Berry 31736. The Consultant Corps, Larry J. Sabato 324 PART FOURThe Policy Game 333Rules, strategies, culture, and resources37. Playing the Policy Game, Matthew A. Cahn 33338. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution, Charles Beard 34239. The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison,and John Jay 35040. Political Repression in the United States, Michael Rogin 35841. Democracy and Capitalism, Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis 36842. Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman 37243. Presidential Power, Richard Neustadt 37644. Constructing the Political Spectacle, Murray Edelman 38145. A Preface to Economic Democracy, Robert A. Dahl 38946. Who Rules America Now?, G. William Domhoff 393
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