Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making / Edition 1

Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making / Edition 1

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by Deborah Stone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393976254

ISBN-13: 9780393976250

Pub. Date: 07/01/2001

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Since its debut, Policy Paradox has been widely acclaimed as the most accessible policy text available.
Unlike most texts, which treat policy analysis and policy making as different enterprises, Policy Paradox demonstrates that "you can’t take politics out of analysis." Through a uniquely rich and comprehensive model, this revised edition continues to show…  See more details below

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Since its debut, Policy Paradox has been widely acclaimed as the most accessible policy text available.
Unlike most texts, which treat policy analysis and policy making as different enterprises, Policy Paradox demonstrates that "you can’t take politics out of analysis." Through a uniquely rich and comprehensive model, this revised edition continues to show how real-world policy grows out of differing ideals, even definitions, of basic societal goals like security, equality, and liberty. The book also demonstrates how these ideals often conflict in policy implementation.
In this revised edition, Stone has added a full-length case study as an appendix, taking up the issue of affirmative action. Clear, provocative, and engaging, Policy Paradox conveys the richness of public policy making and analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393976250
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 6.28(h) x 0.76(d)

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Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This is an important book that provides a polis model of policy analysis. I like the way Stone challenges the common assumptions of the economic model of analysis. If you undertand that the world runs through power and politics and not through the principles of rational man --you will like this book. I highly recommend it.