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Overview

Understanding, Informing and Appraising Public Policy in America integrates theory and practice in the study of public policy as it helps students understand how and why policymakers make the choices that they do.
The two-pronged approach utilizing the normative study of relationship of self#&45;interest to the public interest and empirical theory to identify policymakers' behavior identifies the standards of judgment that citizens and policymakers use to define problems and evaluate alternative solutions, and how America's political culture influences how we think about these matters. Throughout the texts the students also looks at how the design of out policy-making institutions shape the politics of policy making in the United States.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321078452
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/24/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Enduring Political Questions and Public Policy 1
Ch. 2 Fragmented Government and Policy Making 23
Ch. 3 Agenda Setting and the Policy Process 38
Ch. 4 Comparing Federal and State Policy Making 52
Ch. 5 Informing Public Policy Choice 73
Ch. 6 Explaining Public Policy Choice 87
Ch. 7 Implementing and Evaluating Public Policy 102
Ch. 8 Informing and Shaping Contemporary Policy Choice 121
Ch. 9 Appraising America's Public Policy Performance 144
Index 157
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