Understanding Public Policy

Understanding Public Policy

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This introduction to the models political scientists use to describe and explain political life explores what policies governments pursue, why governments pursue the policies they do, and what the consequences of these policies are.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 180.34 x 241.3 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0130974110
  • 9780130974112

Table of contents

Policy analysis - what governments do, why they do it and what difference it makes; models of politics - some help in thinking about public policy; civil rights - elite and mass interaction; criminal justice - rationality and irrationality in public policy; health and welfare - the search for rational strategies; education - the group struggle; environment policy - externalities and interests; defence policy - incrementalism at work; tax policy - battling the special interests; American federalism - institutional arrangements and public policy; inputs, outputs and black boxes - a systems analysis of state policies; the policy-making process - getting inside the system; policy education - finding out what happens after the law is passed.show more

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