Public Policymaking in a Democratic Society: A Guide to Civic Engagement / Edition 2

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Overview

Including a brand new case study and revisions throughout, this widely acclaimed work provides an overview of public policy making in all its aspects along with basic information, tools, and examples that will equip citizens to participate more effectively in the policymaking process.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765622419
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/31/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 227,099
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Public Policymaking Process and How It Relates to Our Lives 3

2 Identifying Public Policy Issues 31

3 Developing a Public Policy Proposal: Inventing the Better Lightbulb 59

4 Taking Action in the Political World: How to Advocate a Public Policy 82

5 Implementation: Carrying Out Decisions and Making Them Stick 113

6 Evaluation: Does the Policy Make Sense? 136

7 Participation, Politics, and Policymaking: Putting It Together 159

Appendix A Glossary 173

Appendix B Project Citizen - A Brief Introduction 179

Appendix C Recommended Readings 189

Appendix D Recommended Web Sites as Research Source Materials 193

Index 203

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