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Public Policy Preferences and Outcomes

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780205744824

ISBN10:
0205744826
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/22/2009
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Pearson

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Christopher A. Simonrs"s second edition of Public Policy encourages the next generation to of policy makers to think both practically and philosophically throughout the policy process. Chapters conclude with a case study, engaging students in applying their theoretical knowledge in practical terms, and encouraging them to be informed and active citizens. Highly recommended.






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Summary

By combining normative and empirical perspectives, Christopher A. Simonís second edition of Public Policy encourages the next generation to of policy makers to think both practically and philosophically throughout the policy process.

This second and heavily revised edition covers the historic background, political science, and philosophical values of public policy. Chapters conclude with a case study, engaging students in applying their theoretical knowledge in practical terms, and encouraging them to be informed and active citizens.

Table of Contents

PART I              Introduction to Public Policy

Chapter 1           Policy and Visions of Governance                                

Chapter Overview 

A Working Definition of Public Policy

Classical Liberalism

Modern Liberalism and Public Policy

The Nature of Liberalism in the United States

Communitarianism: Another Way of Viewing Society and Policy

Lessons Learned 

Key Terms Questions for Study 

Endnotes

B ibliography       

                    

Chapter 2           Theories of Public Policy: How Choices Are Made   

Chapter Overview 

The Importance of Science in Studying Public Policy 

The Rational-Comprehensive Model

Incrementalism        

Public Choice         

Group Theory       

Systems Theory              

Institutionalism     

Elite Theory  

Game Theory  

Neo-Institutionalism   

Lessons Learned             

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography      

     

Chapter 3           Values and Public Policy          

Chapter Overview             

Regime Values     

Civic Engagement, Social Capital, and Values   

Bases of Individual Values                                   

Economics and Societal Value Changes 

How Values Have and Continue to Change          

Lessons Learned        

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography         

    

Chapter 4           Policy Analysis  

Chapter Overview         

Economics             

Rise of Policy Sciences             

Growth of Public Policy      

Central Questions for Public Policy Analysis         

Tools for Policy Analysis       

Outcomes of Public Policy Analysis       

Ethics and Policy Analysis           

Lessons Learned      

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography           

 

Part II              Policy Process

Chapter 5           Agenda Setting       

Chapter Overview  

How Does Agenda Setting Work?     

The President as Agenda Setter        

Congress and the Policy Agenda       

Congressional-Executive Relations and Agenda Setting      

The Courts and the Policy Agenda                                

Pressure Groups and Agenda Setting             

Bureaucracy and Agenda Setting         

Media and Agenda Setting           

Elections and the Policy Agenda             

Cultural Change and Agenda Setting         

Biases in Political Participation and Agenda Setting            

Explaining Agenda Setting             

Lessons Learned    

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography      

 

Chapter 6           Policy Formulation     

Chapter Overview           

How Is Policy Formulated?       

Major Actors in Policy Formulation     

Demographic Changes and Policy Formulation              

Explaining Policy Formulation          

Lessons Learned   

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography   

 

Chapter 7           Policy Implementation 

Chapter Overview     

Theoretical Model of Policy Implementation      

Issues Surrounding Implementation  

Major Participants in Policy Implementation    

Explaining Policy Implementation           

Lessons Learned      

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography 

     

Chapter 8           Policy Evaluation   

Chapter Overview  

Skills of a Good Policy Evaluator     

General Purposes of Evaluation      

Internal Versus External Evaluation  

Types of Evaluations    

Lessons Learned     

Key Terms Q

uestions for Study 

E ndnote 

Bibliography                           

 

Chapter 9           Policy Termination

Chapter Overview   

Definition of Termination

Key Actors in Termination

Reasons for Termination

Roadblocks to Termination

Termination: When it a Good Time?

A Model of Policy Termination

Case Study

Explaining Policy Termination

Lessons Learned           

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography

 

Chapter 10         Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (IGR)

Chapter Overview                       

Arguments in Favor of Federalism      

Dual Federalism Model           

Cooperative Federalism         

Nation-Centered Federalism          

Clintonian Federalism and Beyond                

Intergovernmental Relations                

Intergovernmental Collaborative Policy-Making             

Fiscal Federalism                                              

Lessons Learned                       

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography   

Part III            Major Public Policies

Chapter 11         Defense Policy    

Chapter Overview     

The Defense Policy Structure        

Major Participants in Defense Policy    

Defense Policy During the Cold War       

Nuclear Arms Race        

Nuclear Weapons Treaties       

Post—Cold War Era      

Post—Post Cold War Era and the War on Terrorism       

Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) 2006      

Ballistic Missile Defense          

Homeland Security                

Explaining Defense Policy    

Lessons Learned      

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography           

Case Study

 

Chapter 12         Public Health Policy            

Chapter Overview       

Major Actors in Public Health Policy     

Department of Health and Human Services

Medicare: How it Works

Medicaid

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)MM

FFFood and Drug Administration (FDA)  

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)               

Indian Health Service (IHS)              

National Institutes of Health (NIH)      

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)    

Explaining Public Health Policy       

Lessons Learned                 

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography             

Group Project

 

Chapter 13         General Social Policy   

Chapter Overview  

Scope of Social Policy

Social Security Administration

U.S. Department of Agriculture:  Food and Nutrition

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Labor: Unemployment Compensation

<H1>Explaining General Social Policy     

Lessons Learned             

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography                         

Case Study

Chapter 14         Education Policy                     

Chapter Overview            

Major Participants in Education Policy         

Education Policy Reform Proposals          

Public Policy and Educational Equality           

Explaining Education Policy  

Lessons Learned                

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography            

Case Study

Chapter 15         Criminal Justice Policy    

Chapter Overview       

Major Participants                  

Types of Crime          

Causes of Crime  

Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Perspectives on Punishment       

Incarceration Policy and Management         

Hot Topic Crimes in the Twenty-First Century      

Contemporary Policing Techniques and Issues       

Explaining Criminal Justice Policy        

Lessons Learned                   

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography               

Case Study

Chapter 16         Green Policy       

Chapter Overview     

The Commons          

Key Actors in Green Policy      

Environmental Protection Agency    

Federal Environmental Regulations         

Resource Consumption

Water Politics and Policy                

Renewable Energy: Protecting the Environment and Reducing Harmful Extractions        

Explaining Environmental Policy     

Lessons Learned           

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

Endnotes 

Bibliography                        

Case Study

Chapter 17         Cost of Policy                

Chapter Overview                        

A Definition of Budgeting          

Explaining the Size of the National Budget     

Budget Cycle    

A Bit About National Government Public Finance

Revenue Streams

Major Participants and Influences       

Budget Theory            

Politics of Entitlement    

The Budget and Implications for Policy    

Explaining Public Budgeting                            

Lessons Learned         

Key Terms

Questions for Study 

E ndnote  

Bibliography     

Group Project

Conclusion         Future of Public Policy                    

Chapter Overview      

Commodification/Decommodification      

Technology and the Future of Policy       

Values and the Future of Policy   

Conclusion                                  

Bibliography                                           



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