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Updated in a new 5th edition, this book lays a strong conceptual foundation to understanding the rationales of and limitations to public policy. It gives practical advice about how to do policy analysis while demonstrating the application of advanced analytical techniques through case study examples
Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practices is a comprehensive, accessible, and rich introduction to policy analysis for readers in public policy, public administration, and business programs.
The text provides reality-based practical advice about how to actually conduct policy analysis and demonstrate the application of advanced analytic techniques.
Table of Contents
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PART I: Introduction to Public Policy Analysis
1. Preview: The Canadian Salmon Fishery
2. What is Policy Analysis?
3. Toward Professional Ethics
PART II: Conceptual Foundations for Problem Analysis
4. Efficiency and the Idealized Competitive Model
5. Rationales for Public Policy: Market Failures
6. Rationales for Public Policy: Other Limitations of the Competitive Framework
7. Rationales for Public Policy: Distributional and Other Goals
8. Limits to Public Intervention: Government Failures
9. Policy Problems as Market and Government Failure
PART III: Conceptual Foundations for Solution Analysis
10. Correcting Market and Government Failures: Generic Policy Instruments
13. Government Supply: Drawing Organizational Boundaries
PART IV: Doing Policy Analysis
14. Gathering Information for Policy Analysis
15. Landing on Your Feet: Organizing Your Policy Analysis
16: Goals/Alternatives Matrices: Some Examples from CBO Studies
17: Benefit-Cost Analysis
18: When Statistics Count: Revising the Lead Standard for Gasoline
PART V: Conclusion
19: Doing Well and Doing Good