9780131174528

Understanding Public Policy

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131174528

  • ISBN 10:

    0131174525

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2005
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This leading introduction to public policy is designed to provide learners with concrete tools for not only understanding public policy in general, but for analyzingspecific public policies. It focuses onwhat policies governments pursue,why governments pursue the policies they do, and what theconsequences of these policies are. Very contemporary in perspective, it introduces eight analytical models currently used by political scientists to describe and explain political life and then, using these various analytical models--singly and in combination--explores specific public policies in a variety of key domestic policy areas. For individuals interested in a summary of current public policy in a variety of areas.

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