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Public Policy : The Essential Readings

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Pub. Date:
10/12/1994
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Summary

This collection of 46 key classic and contemporary readings explores the environment within which public policy is made and the actual policy-making process. This book includes readings that are among the most frequently cited or that highlight the link between theory and practice particularly well. It groups readings into four major sections which parallel both the majority of policy texts and the way many courses are designed: the nature of public policy - including theories and models of public policy making, the making of policy - the sequential stages that policies pass through, the players - both institutional and non-institutional, policy making as a game - the rules, strategies, and culture of the policy game. Each section begins with an overview essay.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART ONE The Nature of Public Policy What is public policy, who makes it, and why study it? 1(85)
1. The Contemporary Language of Public Policy: A Starting Point
1(9)
Stella Z. Theodoulou
2. Political Science and Public Policy
10(5)
Paul A. Sabatier
3. Distribution, Regulation, Redistribution: The Functions of Government
15(11)
Theodore J. Lowi
4. Symbols and Political Quiescence
26(8)
Murray Edelman
5. The Analysis of Public Policy: A Search for Theories and Roles
34(4)
Robert H. Salisbury
6. With the Consent of All
38(8)
Robert A. Dahl
7. Issue Networks and the Executive Establishment
46(12)
Hugh Heclo
8. Imperfect Competition
58(8)
Ralph Miliband
9. Group Politics and Representative Democracy
66(6)
David B. Truman
10. The Power Elite
72(14)
C. Wright Mills
PART TWO Making Public Policy The process, structure, and context of policy making 86(115)
11. How Public Policy Is Made
86(10)
Stella Z. Theodoulou
12. Issues and Agendas
96(9)
Roger W. Cobb
Charles D. Elder
13. Agenda Setting
105(8)
John W. Kingdon
14. The Science of "Muddling Through"
113(15)
Charles E. Lindblom
15. Nonincremental Policy Making
128(9)
Paul R. Schulman
16. The Implementation Game
137(3)
Eugene Bardach
17. Implementation as Evolution
140(13)
Giandomenico Majone
Aaron Wildavsky
18. A Conceptual Framework of the Implementation Process
153(20)
Paul A. Sabatier
Daniel A. Mazmanian
19. The Role of Evaluation in Public Policy
173(8)
David Nachmias
20. Trends in Policy Analysis
181(4)
Stuart Nagel
21. The Politics of Public Budgets
185(16)
Irene S. Rubin
PART THREE The Players Institutional and noninstitutional actors 201(132)
22. The Players: Institutional and Noninstitutional Actors in the Policy Process
201(11)
Matthew A. Cahn
23. Congress: Keystone of the Washington Establishment
212(8)
Morris Fiorina
24. Congress: The Electoral Connection
220(4)
David Mayhew
25. The Presidential Policy Stream
224(13)
Paul Light
26. The Two Presidencies
237(14)
Aaron Wildavsky
27. The Rise of the Bureaucratic State
251(8)
James Q. Wilson
28. Bureaucracy
259(6)
Max Weber
29. Regulation: Politics, Bureaucracy, and Economics
265(12)
Kenneth J. Meier
30. Appellate Courts as Policy Makers
277(11)
Lawrence Baum
31. Towards an Imperial Judiciary?
288(7)
Nathan Glazer
32. News That Matters
295(10)
Shanto Iyengar
Donald Kinder
33. Processing the News: How People Tame the Information Tide
305(7)
Doris Graber
34. Parties, the Government, and the Policy Process
312(5)
Samuel J. Eldersveld
35. The Advocacy Explosion
317(7)
Jeffrey M. Berry
36. The Consultant Corps
324(9)
Larry J. Sabato
PART FOUR The Policy Game Rules, strategies, culture, and resources 333
37. Playing the Policy Game
333(9)
Matthew A. Cahn
38. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution
342(8)
Charles Beard
39. The Federalist Papers
350(8)
Alexander Hamilton
James Madison
John Jay
40. Political Repression in the United States
358(10)
Michael Rogin
41. Democracy and Capitalism
368(4)
Samuel Bowles
Herbert Gintis
42. Capitalism and Freedom
372(4)
Milton Friedman
43. Presidential Power
376(5)
Richard Neustadt
44. Constructing the Political Spectacle
381(8)
Murray Edelman
45. A Preface to Economic Democracy
389(4)
Robert A. Dahl
46. Who Rules America Now?
393
G. William Domhoff


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