Introducing Public Policy / Edition 1

Introducing Public Policy / Edition 1

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Introducing Public Policy / Edition 1

This new text by celebrated collaborators Jay Shafritz and Christopher Borick takes a unique doctrinal approach to introducing public policy, presenting the evolution and implementation of policies in terms of their underlying doctrines.

While it is generally accepted that the doctrines of the political parties heavily influence the policies they advocate, Introducing Public Policy uses this overall context to shape and define its presentation of the policymaking process. Within this doctrinal framework, the text explores the development of public policy from its ideological roots to its dynamic application today, maintaining a lively, often humorous tone and interdisciplinary story-telling approach which will engage and edify students and professors alike.

Organized into two sections, Part I, The Framework of Public Policy, emphasizes how people from philosophers to politicians have been thinking about, writing on, and analyzing public policy processes from ancient times to the present. Part II, Public Policy Areas, highlights seven key policy areas and provides students with the skills to analyze these and other policy areas through a doctrinal lens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321088833
Publisher: Longman
Publication date: 07/31/2007
Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents



The Framework of Public Policy

Chapter 1 Defining Public Policy

Chapter 2 The Study of Public Policy

Chapter 3 The Public Policymaking System

Chapter 4 Formal Policy Development

Chapter 5 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

Chapter 6 The Doctrinal Approach to Understanding Public Policy


Public Policy Areas

Chapter 7 Economic Policy

Chapter 8 Education Policy

Chapter 9 Environmental Policy

Chapter 10 Welfare Policy

Chapter 11 Civil Rights Policy

Chapter 12 Foreign & Defense Policy

Chapter 13 Criminal Justice Policy

Chapter 14 Health Care Policy

Each chapter ends with:


Key Concepts


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