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The Politics of Public Policy

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Pub. Date:
9/23/2013
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Summary

Discusses public policy as a political endeavor

 

Politics of Public Policy encourages readers to see public policy as an inherently political process.  As political science and policy scholars, we all share in a basic pursuit to better understand the nature of our political system and our democracy.

 

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Author Biography

Richard P. Barberio is an associate professor of political science with the State University of New York College at Oneonta.  His teaching and writing reflect a diverse interest in the nature of politics, government, and public policy. 

Table of Contents

1.) Brief Table of Contents

2.) Full Table of Contents

 

1.) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Book

Chapter 2: Politics and Policy

Chapter 3: Approaches to the Study of Public Policy

Chapter 4: The Policy Environment

Chapter 5: Agenda Setting and Massing of Interests—Actors Outside Government

Chapter 6: Policy Formulation and Execution: The Inside Players

Chapter 7: Policy Evaluation

Chapter 8: The Future of the Politics of Public Policy

 


 2.) Full Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Book

Defining Public Policy

Politics, Again

Plan for the Book

 

Chapter 2: Politics and Policy

Politics and Policy: What Is the Difference?

A More Politicized Policy Making Process

The Transition from Programs to Policies

The Government as a Policy Maker     

Human Values, Ideology, and Policy Making as Politics

Conclusion

Summary

Discussion Questions

 

Chapter 3: Approaches to the Study of Public Policy

Power

The Degree of Change

Policy Typologies Based on Outputs

Public Policy as the Result of a Process

Other Views of Public Policy Making

Conclusion

Summary

Discussion Questions

 

Chapter 4: The Policy Environment

The Structure of U.S. Policy Making

Conclusion

Summary

Discussion Questions

 

Chapter 5: Agenda Setting and Massing of Interests–Actors Outside Government

Introduction

Problem Identification

Setting an Agenda

Agenda Setting: The Importance of Outside Players

Cycles of Power

Conclusion

Summary

Discussion Questions

 

Chapter 6: Policy Formulation and Execution: The Inside Players

Policy Formulation

Implementation

Patterns of Power: Executive Policy Formulation and Implementation    

Conclusion

Summary

Discussion Questions

 

Chapter 7: Policy Evaluation

Policy Evaluation or Analysis?

Policy Outputs and Outcomes

Winning and Losing: A Valid Framework?

Conclusion: The Politics of Outcomes

Summary

Discussion Questions

 

Chapter 8: The Future of the Politics of Public Policy

The Degree of Change and the Policy Making Environment

The Appropriateness of Policy Solutions

A Less Political Policy World?

Conclusion: Wither Politics?

Summary

Discussion Questions



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