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Table of Contents
|The Study of Public Policy|
|The Plan of This Book|
|What Is Public Policy?|
|Categories of Public Policies|
|Approaches to Policy Study|
|Methodological Difficulties in Studying Public Policy|
|The Policy-Makers and Their Environment|
|The Policy Environment|
|The Official Policy-Makers Nongovernmental Participants Levels of Politics Case Study: The Endangered Snail Darter|
|Policy Formation: Problems, Agendas, and Formulation Policy Problems|
|The Policy Agenda|
|The Agenda-Setting Process Nondecisions|
|The Loss of Agenda Status|
|Two Cases in Agenda Setting|
|Case Study: Coal-Mine|
|Safety Case Study: Environmental Pollution Control|
|The Formulation of Policy Proposals|
|Policy Formulation as a Technical Process Case Study: Formulating Policy: The Family and Medical Leave Act A Concluding Comment|
|Policy Adoption Theories of Decision-Making Decision Criteria|
|The Public Interest Styles of Decision-Making|
|Presidential Decision-Making Case Study: Policy Adoption: Consumer Bankruptcy|
|Budgeting and Public Policy|
|The Budget and Public Policy|
|The National Budgetary Process Case Study: The Struggle to Balance the Budget|
|Policy Implementation Federalism and Implementation Who Implements Policy?|
|Administrative Policymaking Case Study: National Park Service|
|Fire Policy Case Study: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act|
|Techniques of Control Case Study: The Clean Air Act's Emissions-Trading System Compliance|
|Policy Impact, Evaluation, and Change Policy|
|Impact Policy Evaluation|
|Policy Evaluation Processes Case Study: The GAO and Food Safety Problems in Policy Evaluation|
|Policy Evaluation: The Use and Misuse of Cost-Benefit Analysis Case Study: The Politics of Evaluation: Head Start Policy Termination Case Study: The Policy Cycle: Airline Regulation and Deregulation|
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