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Overview

By combining normative and empirical perspectives, Christopher A. Simon’s second edition of Public Policy encourages the next generation to of policy makers to think both practically and philosophically throughout the policy process. This second and heavily revised edition covers the historic background, political science, and philosophical values of public policy. Chapters conclude with a case study, engaging students in applying their theoretical knowledge in practical terms, and encouraging them to be informed and active citizens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205744824
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/5/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 608,062
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I Introduction to Public Policy

Chapter 1 Policy and Visions of Governance

Chapter Overview

A Working Definition of Public Policy

Classical Liberalism

Modern Liberalism and Public Policy

The Nature of Liberalism in the United States

Communitarianism: Another Way of Viewing Society and Policy

Lessons Learned

Key Terms Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Chapter 2 Theories of Public Policy: How Choices Are Made

Chapter Overview

The Importance of Science in Studying Public Policy

The Rational-Comprehensive Model

Incrementalism

Public Choice

Group Theory

Systems Theory

Institutionalism

Elite Theory

Game Theory

Neo-Institutionalism

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Chapter 3 Values and Public Policy

Chapter Overview

Regime Values

Civic Engagement, Social Capital, and Values

Bases of Individual Values

Economics and Societal Value Changes

How Values Have and Continue to Change

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Chapter 4 Policy Analysis

Chapter Overview

Economics

Rise of Policy Sciences

Growth of Public Policy

Central Questions for Public Policy Analysis

Tools for Policy Analysis

Outcomes of Public Policy Analysis

Ethics and Policy Analysis

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Part II

Policy Process

Chapter 5 Agenda Setting

Chapter Overview

How Does Agenda Setting Work?

The President as Agenda Setter

Congress and the Policy Agenda

Congressional-Executive Relations and Agenda Setting

The Courts and the Policy Agenda

Pressure Groups and Agenda Setting

Bureaucracy and Agenda Setting

Media and Agenda Setting

Elections and the Policy Agenda

Cultural Change and Agenda Setting

Biases in Political Participation and Agenda Setting

Explaining Agenda Setting

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Chapter 6 Policy Formulation

Chapter Overview

How Is Policy Formulated?

Major Actors in Policy Formulation

Demographic Changes and Policy Formulation

Explaining Policy Formulation

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Chapter 7 Policy Implementation

Chapter Overview

Theoretical Model of Policy Implementation

Issues Surrounding Implementation

Major Participants in Policy Implementation

Explaining Policy Implementation

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Chapter 8 Policy Evaluation

Chapter Overview

Skills of a Good Policy Evaluator

General Purposes of Evaluation

Internal Versus External Evaluation

Types of Evaluations

Lessons Learned

Key Terms Q

uestions for Study

Endnote

Bibliography

Chapter 9 Policy Termination

Chapter Overview

Definition of Termination

Key Actors in Termination

Reasons for Termination

Roadblocks to Termination

Termination: When it a Good Time?

A Model of Policy Termination

Case Study

Explaining Policy Termination

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Chapter 10 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (IGR)

Chapter Overview

Arguments in Favor of Federalism

Dual Federalism Model

Cooperative Federalism

Nation-Centered Federalism

Clintonian Federalism and Beyond

Intergovernmental Relations

Intergovernmental Collaborative Policy-Making

Fiscal Federalism

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Part III

Major Public Policies

Chapter 11 Defense Policy

Chapter Overview

The Defense Policy Structure

Major Participants in Defense Policy

Defense Policy During the Cold War

Nuclear Arms Race

Nuclear Weapons Treaties

Post—Cold War Era

Post—Post Cold War Era and the War on Terrorism

Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) 2006

Ballistic Missile Defense

Homeland Security

Explaining Defense Policy

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Case Study

Chapter 12 Public Health Policy

Chapter Overview

Major Actors in Public Health Policy

Department of Health and Human Services

Medicare: How it Works

Medicaid

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)MM

FFFood and Drug Administration (FDA)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Indian Health Service (IHS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Explaining Public Health Policy

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Group Project

Chapter 13 General Social Policy

Chapter Overview

Scope of Social Policy

Social Security Administration

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Food and Nutrition

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Labor: Unemployment Compensation

Explaining General Social Policy

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Case Study

Chapter 14 Education Policy

Chapter Overview

Major Participants in Education Policy

Education Policy Reform Proposals

Public Policy and Educational Equality

Explaining Education Policy

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Case Study

Chapter 15 Criminal Justice Policy

Chapter Overview

Major Participants

Types of Crime

Causes of Crime

Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Perspectives on Punishment

Incarceration Policy and Management

Hot Topic Crimes in the Twenty-First Century

Contemporary Policing Techniques and Issues

Explaining Criminal Justice Policy

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Case Study

Chapter 16 Green Policy

Chapter Overview

The Commons

Key Actors in Green Policy

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Environmental Regulations

Resource Consumption

Water Politics and Policy

Renewable Energy: Protecting the Environment and Reducing Harmful Extractions

Explaining Environmental Policy

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnotes

Bibliography

Case Study

Chapter 17 Cost of Policy

Chapter Overview

A Definition of Budgeting

Explaining the Size of the National Budget

Budget Cycle

A Bit About National Government Public Finance

Revenue Streams

Major Participants and Influences

Budget Theory

Politics of Entitlement

The Budget and Implications for Policy

Explaining Public Budgeting

Lessons Learned

Key Terms

Questions for Study

Endnote

Bibliography

Group Project

Conclusion Future of Public Policy

Chapter Overview

Commodification/Decommodification

Technology and the Future of Policy

Values and the Future of Policy

Conclusion

Bibliography

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