Public Policy Making: Process and Principles / Edition 2

Public Policy Making: Process and Principles / Edition 2

by Larry N. Gerston
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0765612038

ISBN-13: 9780765612038

Pub. Date: 01/05/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The ideal first reading for any course in public policy, this brief text traces the dynamics of the policy making process:
-- the triggering of issue awareness;
-- emergence of an issue on the public agenda;
-- the formulation of a public policy commitment dealing with the issue;
-- the implementation process that translates policy into

Overview

The ideal first reading for any course in public policy, this brief text traces the dynamics of the policy making process:
-- the triggering of issue awareness;
-- emergence of an issue on the public agenda;
-- the formulation of a public policy commitment dealing with the issue;
-- the implementation process that translates policy into practice.

Throughout the book. Gerston brings his analysis to life with abundant examples from recent and historic cases of public policy making. At the sa time, with well-chosen references, he places public policy analysis in the disciplinary context of political science and deftly orients the reader to the classics of public policy studies. Study questions and lists of recommended readings accompany each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765612038
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/05/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition ix

Chapter 1 The Context of Public Policy 3

Chapter 2 Triggering Mechanisms: Catalysts for Public Policies 22

Chapter 3 The Public Agenda: Focal Point for Policy Decisions 48

Chapter 4 The Policy Makers: Roles and Realities 70

Chapter 5 Implementation: Converting Policy Commitments into Practice 90

Chapter 6 Evaluation: Assessments and Directions 112

Chapter 7 Public Policy Making in an Evolutionary Context 127

Notes 135

Index 151

About the Author 161

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