Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice / Edition 5

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Updated in a new 5th edition, this book lays a strong conceptual foundation to understanding the rationales of and limitations to public policy. It gives practical advice about how to do policy analysis while demonstrating the application of advanced analytical techniques through case study examples.

Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practices is a comprehensive, accessible, and rich introduction to policy analysis for readers in public policy, public administration, and business programs.

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Meet the Author

David Weimer is a Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Aidan R. Vining is a Professor at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments List of Figures List of Tables Part 1: Introduction to Public Policy Analysis 1. Preview: The Canadian Salmon Fishery 2. What is Policy Analysis? 3. Toward Professional Ethics Part 2: Conceptual Foundations for Problem Analysis 4. Efficiency and the Idealized Competitive Model 5. Rationales for Public Policy: Market Failures 6. Rationales for Public Policy: Other Limitations of the Competitive Framework 7. Rationales for Public Policy: Distributional and Other Goals 8. Limits to Public Intervention: Government Failures 9. Policy Problems as Market and Government Failure Part 3: Conceptual Foundations for Solution Analysis 10. Correcting Market and Government Failures: Generic Policy Instruments 11. Adoption 12. Landing on Your Feet: Organizing Your Policy Analysis 13. Implementation Part 4: Doing Policy Analysis 14. Government Supply: Drawing Organizational Boundaries 15. Gathering Information for Policy Analysis 16: Goals/Alternatives Matrices: Some Examples from CBO Studies 17: Benefit-Cost Analysis 18: When Statistics Count: Revising the Lead Standard for Gasoline Part 5: Conclusion 19: Doing Well and Doing Good

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