The Public Policy Theory Primer

Editor/Author Smith, Kevin B. and Larimer,Christopher W.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Westview Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $25.99
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $38.98
ISBN: 978-0-81-334749-3
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 5
Book Status: Available
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A thoroughly updated investigation of the key theories in contemporary public policy.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1 Public Policy as a Concept and a Field (or Fields) of Study
  • 2 Does Politics Cause Policy? Does Policy Cause Politics?
  • 3 Who Makes Decisions? How Do They Make Decisions? Actors and Institutions
  • 4 Where Does Policy Come From? The Policy Process
  • 5 What Should We Do? The Field of Policy Analysis
  • 6 What Have We Done? Impact Analysis and Program Evaluation
  • 7 How Does It Work? Policy Implementation
  • 8 Whose Values? Policy Design
  • 9 New Directions in Policy Research
  • 10 Do the Policy Sciences Exist?
  • References