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Public policy textbooks need to give students a thorough explanation of the policy process, but why do so many relegate policy analysis to a single, final chapter¿or not cover it at all? In the third edition of their innovative text, Kraft and Furlong take a decidedly different tack. They introduce and integrate an evaluative approach to policy throughout their text, encouraging critical and creative thinking on issues ranging from economic policy and the financial bailout to homeland security and natural disasters. Public Policy starts with the basics and concisely reviews institutions, policy actors, and major theoretical models. The authors then discuss the nature of policy analysis and its practice, and show students how to employ evaluative criteria in six substantive policy areas. At its core, Public Policy guides students through policy alternatives, arming them with analytic tools for understanding how the motivations of policy actors¿both within and outside of government¿influence a complex, yet comprehensible, policy agenda. Professors will appreciate its authoritative, balanced approach, and its accessibility will engage students and keep them reading.
Table of Contents
|The Study of Public Policy|
|Public Policy and Politics|
|What Is Public Policy?|
|Defining Basic Concepts|
|The Contexts of Public Policy|
|The Reasons for Government Involvement|
|Why Study Public Policy?|
|The Practice of Policy Analysis|
|Government Institutions and Policy Actors|
|Growth of Government|
|Government Institutions and Policy Capacity|
|Separation of Powers|
|Informal Policy Actors and Policy Capacity|
|Improving Policy Capacity|
|Understanding the Politics of Public Policy|
|Theories of Politics and Public Policy|
|The Policy Process|
|Model Instruments of Public Policy|
|Analyzing Public Policy|
|Policy Analysis: An Introduction|
|The Nature of Policy Analysis|
|Steps in the Policy Analysis Process|
|Types of Policy Analysis|
|What Kind of Analysis Is Needed?|
|Public Problems and Policy Alternatives|
|How to Find Information|
|Creative Thinking about Policy Action|
|Assessing Policy Alternatives|
|Evaluative Criteria for Judging Policy Proposals|
|Using the Methods of Policy Analysis|
|Decision Making and Impacts|
|Political and Institutional Approaches|
|Issues and Controversies in Public Policy|
|Economic and Budgetary Policy|
|Goals of Economic Policy|
|Tools of Economic Policy|
|The Budget Process and Its Effect on Economic Policy|
|Economic Policy: Successes and Failures|
|Future Economic Issues and Challenges|
|Focused Discussion: How to Address the Budgetary Shortfall|
|Health Care Policy|
|Major Government Health Care Programs|
|Rising Health Care Costs|
|Managed Care Organizations|
|Reducing Health Care Costs: Beyond HMOs|
|Quality of Care|
|Focused Discussion: Should There Be Greater Emphasis on Preventative Health Care?|
|Welfare and Social Security Policy|
|Focused Discussion: We've Reformed Welfare, Now What? Addressing Poverty|
|Problems Facing Education|
|Higher Education Issues|
|Education Policy Reforms|
|Focused Discussion: School Testing and Educational Quality|
|Environmental and Energy Policy|
|The Evolution of Environmental and Energy Policy|
|From Consensus to Conflict in Environmental Policy|
|Major Federal Environmental Policies|
|Focused Discussion: Climate Change and Energy Policy Alternatives|
|Foreign Policy and Homeland Security|
|Background and Policy Evaluation|
|Selected Issues in Homeland Security|
|Focused Discussion: Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism|
|Politics, Analysis, and Policy Choice|
|Public Policies and Their Impacts|
|Policy Analysis and Policy Choices|
|Citizen Participation in Decision Making|
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