Understanding Public Policy, 15th edition

  • Thomas R. Dye

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Understanding Public Policy introduces public policy and helps you think critically about politics. It surveys models for explaining political life and gives you tools for analyzing public policy. You'll consider why governments make certain policy choices, along with the consequences of those choices.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137409242

Subject: Political Science

Category: Public Policy & Public Administration

Table of contents

1. Policy Analysis: What Governments Do, Why They Do It, and What Difference It Makes
2. Models of Politics: Some Help in Thinking About Public Policy
3. The Policymaking Process: Decision-Making Activities
4. Policy Evaluation: Finding Out What Happens After a Law Is Passed
5. Federalism and State Policies: Institutional Arrangements and Policy Variations
6. Criminal Justice: Rationality and Irrationality in Public Policy
7. Welfare: The Search for Rational Strategies
8. Health Care: Attempting a Rational-Comprehensive Transformation
9. Education: Group Struggles
10. Economic Policy: Challenging Incrementalism
11. Tax Policy: Battling the Special Interests
12. International Trade and Immigration: Elite-Mass Conflict
13. Energy and the Environment: Externalities and Interests
14. Civil Rights: Elite and Mass Interaction
15. Defense Policy: Strategies for Serious Games
16. Homeland Security: Terrorism and Nondeterrable Threats

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