American Public Policy An Introduction

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  • Edition: 9th
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  • Copyright: 2008-03-25
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Best-selling AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: AN INTRODUCTION takes a unique perspective on issues of public policy and presents them in their historical context. Not stopping there, the text also prompts you to evaluate and discuss possible alternatives. The discussion kindled by AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: AN INTRODUCTION helps make public policy personal by showing you how to apply your knowledge to real-life policies. AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY: AN INTRODUCTION includes updated and expanded coverage on key policy issues: immigration, global climate change, health care reform, No Child Left Behind, gay rights, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The authors present policy material step-by-step, building a picture of the existing policy you can use to evaluate alternatives.

Table of Contents

Public Policy: An Introductionp. 1
Contexts of Public Policyp. 20
The Economy: Changing Government-Business Relationshipsp. 46
Economic Issues: Taxing, Spending, and Budgetingp. 80
Energy and Environmental Policies: Policy Instabilityp. 107
Crime and Criminal Justice: Dilemmas of Social Controlp. 151
Income Support: Security, Work, or Dependence?p. 214
Health Care: Unlimited Needs, Limited Resourcesp. 262
Education: Conflict in Policy Directionp. 307
Legal and Social Equality: The Struggle against Oppression and Bigotryp. 351
Immigration Policy: The Barely Open Doorp. 399
Foreign and Defense Policy: Security and Interests in a Dangerous Worldp. 428
Private Morality and Public Policy: Family Values, Social Issues, and the Open Societyp. 468
Glossaryp. 519
Indexp. 529
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