Public Policy Making: Process and Principles

Public Policy Making: Process and Principles

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by Larry N. Gerston
     
 

Gerston (San Jose State U.) presents an undergraduate-textbook on the origins, formation, and implementation of public policy in the United States. Over the course of seven chapters he discusses the institutional context of public policy, triggering mechanisms of policy initiatives, the "public agenda" as a barometer of issues that have reached the attention of policy… See more details below

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Gerston (San Jose State U.) presents an undergraduate-textbook on the origins, formation, and implementation of public policy in the United States. Over the course of seven chapters he discusses the institutional context of public policy, triggering mechanisms of policy initiatives, the "public agenda" as a barometer of issues that have reached the attention of policy makers, the roles of policy makers, implementation, and evaluation. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765600806
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition

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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