Public Policy Making / Edition 3

Public Policy Making / Edition 3

by Larry N. Gerston
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0765625342

ISBN-13: 9780765625342

Pub. Date: 07/15/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This brief text identifies the issues, resources, actors, and institutions involved in public policy making and traces the dynamics of the policymaking process, including the triggering of issue awareness, the emergence of an issue on the public agenda, the formation of a policy commitment, and the implementation process that translates policy into practice.

Overview

This brief text identifies the issues, resources, actors, and institutions involved in public policy making and traces the dynamics of the policymaking process, including the triggering of issue awareness, the emergence of an issue on the public agenda, the formation of a policy commitment, and the implementation process that translates policy into practice. Throughout the text, which has been revised and updated, Gerston brings his analysis to life with abundant examples from the most recent and emblematic cases of public policy making. At the same time, with well-chosen references, he places policy analysis in the context of political science and deftly orients readers to the classics of public policy studies. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765625342
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/15/2010
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(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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