An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making / Edition 2

An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making / Edition 2

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by Thomas A Birkland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765614898

ISBN-13: 9780765614896

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Now redesigned for increased user friendliness, this readable and practical introduction to the public policy process is intended for students in either traditional academic or professional programs at the undergraduate or graduate level. The author's direct writing style and extensive use of examples will also appeal to practitioners. The book offers an extensive

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Now redesigned for increased user friendliness, this readable and practical introduction to the public policy process is intended for students in either traditional academic or professional programs at the undergraduate or graduate level. The author's direct writing style and extensive use of examples will also appeal to practitioners. The book offers an extensive overview of the best current thinking on the policy process, with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis rather than novelty and abstraction. It has many features that make it equally useful as a ready reference, including myriad definitions throughout each chapter; an annotated bibliography; an introduction to web-based research, with a guide to the most important and reliable public policy research sites; and additional reading suggestions. New for this edition are chapter-at-a-glance introductions; new case studies for major chapters; new Questions-for-Discussion; and sidebars for definitions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765614896
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures; Preface to the Second Edition: The Policy Process Since September 11: Change Amid Stability; Preface; 1. The Study and Practice of Public Policy; 2. The Historical and Structural Context of Public Policy Making; 3. Official Actors and Their Roles in Public Policy; 4. Unofficial Actors and Their Roles in Public Policy; 5. Agenda Setting, Power, and Interest Groups; 6. Policies and Policy Types; 7. Policy Design and Policy Tools; 8. Policy Implementation and Policy Failure; 9. Putting It All Together: Models of the Policy Process; Appendix: Public Policy Research on the Web; Notes; References; Index

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