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Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By David Weimer, Aidan R. Vining

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 8, 2010

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Laying a strong conceptual foundation to understanding the rationales of and limitations to public policy, Weimer and Vining give practical advice about how to do policy analysis while demonstrating the application of advanced analytical techniques through case study examples.  Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practices is a comprehensive, accessible, and rich introduction to policy analysis for students in public policy, public administration, and business programs.

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PART I: Introduction to Public Policy Analysis

1. Preview: The Canadian Salmon Fishery

2. What is Policy Analysis?

3. Toward Professional Ethics


PART II: Conceptual Foundations for Problem Analysis

4. Efficiency and the Idealized Competitive Model

5. Rationales for Public Policy: Market Failures

6. Rationales for Public Policy: Other Limitations of the Competitive Framework

7. Rationales for Public Policy: Distributional and Other Goals

8. Limits to Public Intervention: Government Failures

9. Policy Problems as Market and Government Failure


PART III: Conceptual Foundations for Solution Analysis

10. Correcting Market and Government Failures: Generic Policy Instruments

11. Adoption

12. Implementation

13. Government Supply: Drawing Organizational Boundaries 


PART IV: Doing Policy Analysis

14. Gathering Information for Policy Analysis

15. Landing on Your Feet: Organizing Your Policy Analysis

16: Goals/Alternatives Matrices: Some Examples from CBO Studies

17: Benefit-Cost Analysis

18: When Statistics Count: Revising the Lead Standard for Gasoline


PART V: Conclusion

19: Doing Well and Doing Good

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