Cases in Public Policy Analysis

Cases in Public Policy Analysis

by George M. Guess, Paul G. Farnham
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Combining the insights of an economist and a political scientist, this new third edition of
Cases in Public Policy Analysis clearly explains the basic tools of problem identification,
forecasting alternatives, cost-effectiveness analysis, and cost-benefit analysis, and shows how to apply them to specific cases. The new edition offers a revised framework for… See more details below

Overview

Combining the insights of an economist and a political scientist, this new third edition of
Cases in Public Policy Analysis clearly explains the basic tools of problem identification,
forecasting alternatives, cost-effectiveness analysis, and cost-benefit analysis, and shows how to apply them to specific cases. The new edition offers a revised framework for policy analysis, practical guidelines for institutional assessment, and five new action-forcing cases. Up-to-date materials involving complex policy issues such as education reform, cigarette smoking regulation, air pollution control, public transit capital planning, HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, and prison overcrowding are also included.
Bridging the gap between methods and their application in real life, Cases in Public Policy Analysis will be of interest to professors involved with upper-division and graduate-level policy courses, as well as an excellent sourcebook in applied policy training for government practitioners and consultants.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589017344
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2011
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
754,072
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"In this excellent book, Guess and Farnham provide the field's clearest explanation of the balance between democratic values, practical politics, and sound analysis. The techniques and tools described in this book will stimulate and inform real-world decision making. This is an excellent book for any policy analysis or policy process course." -- Thomas Birkland, Kretzer Professor of Public Policy, North Carolina State University

"The third edition of Cases in Public Policy Analysis continues to provide a solid overview of the essential elements of policy analysis. The real world cases will challenge students as they build their analytic repertoire so that they may bring clarity to 'messy' problems. Guess and Farnham, you did it again!" -- Jeffrey D. Straussman, Dean, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >