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|The book focuses on basic, quickly applied policy analysis methods that can be used to resolve policy problems. There are relevant, real life examples used throughout.|
1. The Need for Simple Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning.
2. The Policy Analysis Process.
3. Crosscutting Methods.
4. Verifying, Defining, and Detailing the Problem.
5. Establishing Evaluation Criteria.
6. Identifying Alternatives.
7. Evaluating Alternative Policies.
8. Displaying Alternatives and Distinguishing Among Them.
9. Monitoring and Evaluating Implemented Policies.
10. Downtown Development.
11. Defending Against Accusations of Prejudice.
12. Solid-Waste Collection Methods.
13. Campus Parking Policies.
14. Emergency Aid for Home Fuel: Developing an Allocation Formula.
15. A Tax on Paper Diapers.
16. Public-Private Development: Underground Atlanta.
Posted February 17, 2003
I first read this book in 1988. The book is now old and the cases dated but the basic 6 step approach is very useful. Their argument is that policy analysts should suggest policies that are politically acceptable not necessarily the best.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.