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Public Policymaking

Author : James E. Anderson
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Praised for clear, concise writing, this text presents a process-oriented approach within a logical framework for a better understanding of each stage of policymaking. This approach exhibits policymaking as a sequence of functional activities, beginning with the identification of a problem and agenda setting and concluding with evaluation, revision, or termination of a policy. Chapter 5 focuses more on budgeting strategy rather than the technical process, and Chapter 6 includes coverage of administrative agencies that play a role in public policy.Thoroughly updated examples throughout include recent events such as the 2000 election, the Bush administration, and policy responses to September 11.Each chapter includes at least one case study.

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Author : Holt Rinehart & Winston
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Public Policymaking in a Democratic Society

Author : Larry N. Gerston
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While people profess a disdain for politics, in a democracy politics is the primary vehicle for citizens to influence the decisions and decision makers that shape public policy at every level. This widely acclaimed work provides an overview of public policymaking in all its aspects along with basic information, tools, and examples that will equip citizens to participate more effectively in the policymaking process. It is intended for use in internships and service-learning programs, but will serve equally as a resource for any organized effort to involve citizens in community service and the exercise of civic responsibility. This updated edition includes an all-new case study on the issue of immigration, and all other case studies have been revised.

The Practice of American Public Policymaking

Author : Selden Biggs
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Designed for upper-level and professional courses, this text is a state-of-the-art introduction to the public policymaking process that gives equal attention to issues of policy implementation and public governance. It uses an innovative systems approach, integrating the activities, actors, tools, and techniques of policymaking, to provide a comprehensive framework for policy design and analysis. The book is practice-oriented, with a focus on the ways that policymakers at all levels employ the standard "technologies" of governance - authority, agency, program, rule, contract, and budget - to design policy outputs and achieve policy outcomes. Through extensive use of graphics, the text makes concepts easy to grasp for a generation of students accustomed to the visual presentation of ideas. Case studies illustrate the tools and techniques discussed, and key terms, questions for discussion, and suggested readings round out each chapter.

Public Policy Making Reexamined

Author : Yehezkel Dror
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Public Policymaking Reexamined is now recognized as a fundamental treatise for public policy studies. Although it caused much controversy when it was first published for its systematic approach to policy studies, the book is acknowledged as a modern classic of continuing importance for the teaching and research of public policy, planning and policy analysis, and public administration. The paperback includes a new introduction updating and supplementing many of the author's original ideas. Professor Dror combines the approaches of policy analysis, behavioral science, and systems analysis in his examination of the reality of public policymaking and his suggestions for its reform. Actual policymaking is carefully evaluated with the help of explicit criteria and standards based on an optimal model approach, resulting in detailed proposals for improvement. He applies a scientific orientation to the study of social facts and theory.

Public Policymaking in India

Author : R. V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar
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Public Policymaking Washington Style

Author : Hugh Alvin Bone
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Public Policymaking in Hong Kong

Author : Eliza W. Y. Lee
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Why and how has civic engagement emerged in the policy process of Hong Kong as an Asian semi-democratic state? This book attempts to answer this question through examining six cases that straddle diverse policy domains. It identifies three explanatory factors, namely, the profile of a policy domain, the structure of societal interest, and the strength of the civil society sector as important in shaping the state’s strategy in managing society, hence its propensity to engage. These factors affect the outcome through dynamic interaction between the state and societal actors. The findings outlined in the book show that the development of civic engagement in Hong Kong consists of both society-led and state-led cases. Society-led development brought about a high degree of openness and inclusiveness, whereas state-led civic engagement practices tended to be tactics utilized by the state for appeasing or depoliticizing civil society. Compared with other Asian regimes, the use of ‘transgressive contention’ as a way to compel the state to engage society is a feature that stands out in the liberal autocratic regime in Hong Kong.

Social Experimentation and Public Policymaking

Author : David H. Greenberg
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Social experimentation randomly assigns individuals or groups to coverage by the policy of interest or a control group and then the groups are compared in terms of outcome. Greenberg (economics, U. of Maryland), Linksz (mathematics, science, and engineering, Community College of Baltimore County), and Mandell (policy sciences, U. of Maryland) seek to assess whether the substantial investment in social experimentation in the United States has resulted in significant public policy changes. After explaining the general concepts behind social experimentation, they analyze five case studies and determine that they are not of decisive importance in state policy making, but they often serve useful purposes of policy formation. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Public Policy Making

Author : Larry N. Gerston
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This brief text identifies the issues, resources, actors, and institutions involved in public policy making and traces the dynamics of the policymaking process, including the triggering of issue awareness, the emergence of an issue on the public agenda, the formation of a policy commitment, and the implementation process that translates policy into practice. Throughout the text, which has been revised and updated, Gerston brings his analysis to life with abundant examples from the most recent and emblematic cases of public policy making. At the same time, with well-chosen references, he places policy analysis in the context of political science and deftly orients readers to the classics of public policy studies. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.

Evaluating American Democracy and Public Policymaking

Author : William D. Schreckhise
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This book examines how well the American political systems performs by using multiple criteria, including the level of trust the public has towards the institutions of government, the abilities of the institutions to make good public policy, the extent to which policy is responsive to public opinion, and the extent to which public policy is fair.

Scarce Natural Resources

Author : Susan Welch
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At the core of all policy debates on resource allocation is a largely unanswered and avoided question: if there really aren't enough resources to go around, then who gets what little there is? In Part One of this book, original contributors deal with the moral and ideological questions involved in facing up to the reality of scarcity and dealing with resource policy. Part Two looks at the outcomes of specific cases in which elected officials and bureaucrats have attempted to solve problems of scarcity.

Flaws

Author : Christopher L. Pepin-Neff
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This book examines the policymaking process following highly emotional events. It focuses on the politics of shark “attacks” by looking at policy responses to tragic shark bites in Florida, Australia, and South Africa. The book reviews these cases by identifying the flaws in the human-shark relationship, including the way sharks are portrayed as the enemy, the way shark bites are seen as intentional, and how policy responses appear to be based on public safety. Flaws identifies politicians as the true sharks of this story for their manipulation of tragic circumstances to protect their own interests. It argues that shark bites are ungovernable accidents of nature, and that we are “in the way, not on the menu.”

A study of public policymaking the Spooner Act

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The paper presents a review of the public policy making process within the United States Government which resulted in the construction of the Panama Canal. The review was designed to present in detail the actions, pressures and decisions involved in governmental policy making with the hope of developing a more thorough understanding of public policy making in general. (Modified author abstract).

Public Policymaking in America

Author : Carl P. Chelf
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Public Policymaking in the American States

Author : Jack M. Treadway
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Pensions Crisis

Author : Austin Vernon Mitchell
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Children in Court

Author : Susan Gluck Mezey
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This book examines the role of the federal courts in policymaking for children. Believing that the federal courts are uniquely situated to provide relief to the less powerful in society, Mezey assesses the judiciary’s response to the demands for children’s rights and benefits across a number of policy areas and a range of statutory and constitutional issues. Through analysis of Supreme Court and lower court opinions over the last several decades, she determines the extent to which federal court decisionmaking has affected the legal, political, economic, and social status of children in the United States.

Public Policymaking in a Globalized World

Author : Robin J. Lewis
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The inexorable advent of globalization has transformed the public policymaking process into a multi-faceted challenge that transcends traditional policymaking boundaries and forces scholars, experts, and practitioners to redefine their field in terms of both theory and practice. While every policy dilemma has a specific location in time and space, most significant policy issues— climate change, food and water, economic development, global pandemics, terrorism and violence, and migration, to name just a few—now require a collective framing of the problem and a collaborative effort to take effective action. The essays in Public Policymaking in a Globalized World offer valuable insights into how policymaking is evolving from a circumscribed field of inquiry into a truly global dialogue that can help stakeholders to focus on key issues that threaten the survival of our planet.

American Public Policymaking

Author : Associate Professor of Political Science Matt Grossmann
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Students frequently take a course in public policy because they are deeply interested in the controversial issues covered, from national health care and climate change to immigration reform and education. But they also often struggle to connect the policy issues they care about with the difficult theories of policymaking and the complicated mosaic of overlapping institutions and policy processes. Matt Grossmann offers a new approach by integrating the two, applying current research in political science and policy studies to the issues that motivate students. American Public Policymaking presents a concise synopsis of American institutions, the policy process, and standards of good governance, then uses these analytic tools to consider 11 important national issue domains. For each policy area Grossmann discusses a specific application of policy theory, a study of a controversial hot topic, a systematic comparison with other issue areas, and an overview of important actors, controversies, and institutions to give readers a clear sense of what factors lead to policy change. Rather than uncritically accept tired formulations of policy typologies, stages, subsystems, and frameworks, this exciting text presents updated empirical evidence on the role of politics in policymaking. Connecting the policy debates we hear about in political campaigns and news coverage with vital academic research gives us the tools to explain the course of political events and policy outcomes. Featuring a consistent format across the substantive policy discussions, each chapter will consider in depth a particular hot topic to illustrate the major players and their positions, the policy options, the role of political circumstances, and a particular theory or concept. Grossmann covers how policy development impacts current debates, where the parties and various interest groups stand on each issue, media attention, and public opinion to situate every issue within the overall political context. A number of pedagogical features aid student learning, including boxes on "Policy Analysis with an Impact," "Policy Networks," and "Policy Ideas and Interests."