Public Policy in the United States

Public Policy in the United States : At the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century

3.29 (17 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$52.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

This widely respected text offers a unique dualistic view of the policy process. First, it introduces readers to the American approach to public policy making as it has been shaped by our political institutions, changing circumstances, and ideology. Second, it informs readers concisely and even-handedly about U.S. policies in eight major policy realms, with well selected illustrations, case studies, and study questions.In addition to providing analytical tools and empirical information, the book imparts an appreciation of the widely shared but often competing values that must be balanced and rebalanced in the ongoing policy-making process, affecting issues of the highest concern to the American public. For this new edition, all of the policy chapters, especially those on economic policy, foreign policy, the environment, and education, have been very substantially revised and updated.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 177.8 x 246.38 x 25.4mm | 861.82g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • tables, figures, bibliography, index
  • 0765616645
  • 9780765616647
  • 2,207,665

Table of contents

List of Tables; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Process, Structure, and Ideology; 2. Economic Policy: To Promote the General Welfare; 3. Foreign Policy: To Provide for the Common Defense; 4. Poverty and Welfare: The Poor Ye Always Have with You?; 5. Health Policy: The Problems of Cost and Access; 6. Environmental Policy: Challenges and Opportunities; 7. Criminal Justice: To Ensure Domestic Tranquility; 8. Education: The Promise of America; 9. Equality: The Second American Revolution; 10. At the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century; References; Index.show more

Rating details

17 ratings
3.29 out of 5 stars
5 12% (2)
4 18% (3)
3 65% (11)
2 0% (0)
1 6% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X